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A major intersection in Oak Hill concerns residents

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The condition of a heavily traveled intersection in Oak Hill is frustrating local drivers.  Residents say the intersection of Main Street and Gatewood Road has been uneven and difficult to travel to for years.

"It's overdue to be done.  Like I said, I've addressed it with the city and the state and nothing's been fixed yet," says Jim Ayres, owner of Sam's Bar. 

Local officials tell WVVA that there's a drainage problem in that area that the state is responsible for maintaining because it is their highway.  The water on the road is causing the asphalt to deteriorate and potholes to form. 

Oak Hill city manager, Bill Hannabass, says they work well with the state, but almost a year has gone by since they met.   "I expected it to happen last summer, and it didn't, so I don't know… I don't know what the holdup is," says Hannabass.

The Department of Highways says they are aware of the issue and have done some investigation.  They met with the city and surveyed the intersection.  Right now, they tell WVVA News, they are in the design process, but they do not have funds allocated at this time.  They say they will continue to patch the intersection and drain the water with the city's help as needed. 

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