People living on Mullins Cove Road say their road needs major improvements.

They say it's frustrating. Accidents happen because the road is narrow and potholes damage their cars.

It's hard to miss the potholes while driving down Mullins Cove Road. Drivers have to slow down to 15 miles per hour to avoid damaging their cars.

“They are tearing the front end off our cars,” said Barry Richie. “We will complain about it for weeks.”

Rock slides have hit two sections of the road in the last two months.

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Barry Richie says traveling is difficult when the road is blocked off.

“To get to Jasper we had to go all the way around Suck Creek, the mountain then across,” said Richie. “It turned a 30 or 40-minute drive into an hour and a half drive.”

The 22-mile road is the longest and oldest road in Marion County.

Richie lives in the middle and says more needs to be done for this road.

“They halfway do it,” said Richie. “You're going to run into places where there will be a pothole patch right here, and there won't be one right next to it.”

Richie and many others want the road repaved and widened. Right now, it's not clear if that will happen.

“People are going to have to learn to be a little bit more careful. They need to stay on the right side of the road,” said Richie. “I've seen head-on crashes because somebody was coming over the hill. They have actually killed people.”

Marion County leaders are aware of the Mullins Cove Road problems. They say the funds aren't there to fix the entire road.

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