Rough road conditions causing headache for Richmond drivers


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Azalea Avenue between Route 301 and Route 1 has been crumbling for a while, and drivers say temporary fixes aren’t enough.

Evelyn Masters, a resident living along the roadway, said she wants to see it resurfaced.

“I been told that the city doesn’t want to do anything and the county doesn’t want to do anything with the road,” Masters said.

Masters said she reached out to both the city of Richmond and Henrico County but both won’t take responsibility for road repairs.

“We pay their salary, and we pay to have these roads repaired and they need to be done,” Masters said.

Steven Yob from Department of Public Works in Henrico County said Azalea Avenue is within Richmond city limits.

Sandra North from the city of Richmond’s Department of Public Works said the city has a paving schedule it updates annually. So far, Azalea Avenue is not scheduled to be paved.

Driver Makeda Markland said she uses the roadway every day and wants something done to fix it.

“I would think this would be most important because cars travel along these roads every day so it’s just a matter of keeping people safe,” Markland said.

8News reached out to VDOT about possible repairs. A spokesperson said VDOT is not responsible for repairs because the roadway falls between Richmond city limits.

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