The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors describes one local road as "scary and dangerous."
Dry Hollow Road has been deteriorating for years, according to the supervisors. But now, residents along the road are speaking out for help again.
"I think it's a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt or killed," said Gary Fautz.
Fautz moved to Dry Hollow Road a few months ago and has already seen how dangerous it can be as you travel the underpass.
Dry Hollow Road sits above a creek and under the Norfolk Southern Railway. Thanks to heavy traffic flow and weather conditions, the road still continues to wash away and deteroriate.
"One day its going to break," said resident Dora Mills. "It's going to break off."
Many are frustrated that no major changes have been made to the roadway.
"Norfolk Southern train comes over and they make money while the people who live under it risk their lives," said Fautz.
Roanoke County leaders agree. In fact, the board of supervisors brought up the same exact issue a few years ago but hit a dead end when it came to actually getting it fixed.
"Funding went away," said Roanoke County Supervisor Butch Church. "If youve been out there it's probably not even two feet for the wheels of a school bus and then we have a food service truck and it's just a really dangerous situation."
Not only do dozens of people live and drive along this state owned road, but Camp Roanoke sits at the end of it.
"It's too close for comfort and especially for safety," said Church.
Handfuls of buses risk driving around the curve to get the children in the area to the county park and neighbors say it's only a matter of time before someone loses a life.
The deteroriating road and sharp turn is only going to get worse and drivers say the only thing they can do is honk their horn to make sure they don't run into another driver.
The Roanoke County Board of Superviors voted Tuesday night to request a safety study to see what kind of improvements can be made. The Virginia Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railways will participate in the study.
County officials say the safety study could take at least a year. In the meantime, they hope to find some way to make temporary changes.