Who is in charge of that stretch of road?
You need to stretch before running
an unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance: a long stretch of beach
if you stretch yourself, or if something stretches you, you have to do things that are too difficult for you, but which help you improve your skills or knowledge so that they are no longer too difficult
2. to become longer or wider than usual as a result of pulling at the edges MAKE LONGER