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Mardela Springs Residents Rally To Save Barren Creek Road

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MARDELA SPRINGS, Md.- Barren Creek Road in Mardela Springs has been barren for too long and neighbors are rallying for its repair. In July, a portion of the roadway was washed out by flash flooding and the roadway has been closed ever since. 

Wednesday night neighbors gathered with Wicomico County officials to discuss the future of Barren Creek Road. Some neighbors feel the county has been stalling in making the repairs. County officials said there are several factors interfering with their ability to fix the road. 

David Kenney owns a hardware store nearby, he's one of the many who wants the road back open. 

"The access for the people that live in the area having a road they can use is more convenient than going through a dangerous intersection and traffic light or the railroad road intersection to get on 50," Kenney said. 

Wicomico County Executive, Bob Culver tells WBOC, fixing the road may not be that easy. Culver said both the roadbed and creekbed are privately owned, and Culver said the number of people who use the road is low. 

Kenney argues the roads importance to those who live nearby. 

"The number of people that use the road or the folks that use the road it's important to them, you know a lot of the county folks don't live over this way so they don't use the road that much, but for the citizens of this area, the western northwestern area of Wicomico County it's a very important corridor," Kenney said. 

Market owner, Charles Wright also disagree with the County's position. Wright hopes leaders listen to the people's concerns. 

"Hopefully the elected officials will see that the people that elected them want this done and how important it is to the community," Wright said. 

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