Some neighbors are demanding the state fix their road. They say it's not safe.
The Virginia Department of Transportation had a contractor do what's called a surface treatment to Bradshaw Road in Roanoke County.
VDOT admits the job wasn't done properly. Now neighbors want it fixed as soon as possible.
"It was very difficult until a couple of days ago to even do near the posted speed limit." says neighbor Mike Brown.
Bradshaw Road is a paved road that's now covered with loose gravel. Neighbors worry about safety especially for school buses and emergency vehicles.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says what happened here is nothing out of the ordinary. Bradshaw Road is considered a secondary road in Roanoke County. Those types of roads get a surface treatment as part of regular maintenance. It's much cheaper than repaving the road.
"It can be six or seven times more expensive to actually repave the entire road," says VDOT spokesperson Jason Bond.
VDOT plans to repair Bradshaw Road since a contractor didn't treat it correctly.
"The road will get better in time," says Bond, "In this particular case we do plan to put down an additional seal on top of it some time later this summer."
But that's not good enough for neighbors. They say the road is busy in the summer and they worry the gravel could cause a crash.
"Now we're just trying to get this road done correctly, safely," says Bronw, "We just need a road that's safe on. That's all we're after."