DESOTO COUNTY, MS (abc24.com) - A gentleman's agreement between two Mississippi counties: you take care of your side of the road, we'll take care of ours.
The problem now is one county's not holding up its end of the deal.
County Line Road is the border between Tate and DeSoto Counties.
"It kind of weaves and wiggles back and forth, in and out," says DeSoto County road manager Russell Dorris.
You can tell just by looking at it which parts are in Tate County, and which parts are in DeSoto County.
"There was somewhat of an agreement a long time ago," Dorris describes. "I think it was verbal, that they were to maintain an area and we were to maintain another area."
But the section of road in Tate County clearly hasn't been maintained.
"Oh it's terrible. It really is," says driver Adina Dancy. "It's very bad. There's too many bumps and holes and everything like that."
Drivers tell us the road is so bad they try to take other routes to avoid it
"Yep, I have to because it's bad. It will mess up your tires and things like that," Dancy says.
Tate County says it doesn't have the money for repairs. Now, DeSoto County is stepping in.
"We have to take up the slack so to speak because they said they just didn't have the funding to do it," Dorris tells abc24.com.
He adds many DeSoto Countians drive on County Line Road, making it worth fixing.
"It takes people to work. School buses drive it. Roads are very high on the list of priority for our board of supervisors," he says.
So much so, the county's spending $110,000 to smooth things out.
"No one likes open pot holes," Dorris says.