by By Ted Oberg and Trent Seibert, ABC13


Road repair cash is there, so why months-long delay?

HOUSTON (KTRK) — After an ABC-13 investigation in April showed a steep decline city road-paving and pothole fixing, Houston city officials quickly said they would find additional money to help fill the gaping, tire-ripping holes in city streets.

By May, Mayor Annise Parker proposed — and City Council signed off on — $10.8 million of additional taxpayer dollars from the city’s drainage fee targeted at fixing Houston’s roads.

“We need it as bad as the public thinks we need it,” Public Works Deputy Director Eric Dargan told ABC-13 at the time. “We need to respond to their requests in a timely manner and do a good, efficient job in the process. We need it badly, we need reconstruction badly, we need maintenance badly.”

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Houston road repair goes down a pothole wormhole

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Mayor Annise Parker weighed in the day after ABC-13’s investigation into the city’s Busted Broken Pothole Process, calling the city-wide ragged roads an “emergency” and a “crisis,” but also saying she has confidence in the city’s public works department.

“I have done what I’ve needed to do,” Parker said.

ABC-13 was flooded with comments this week from dozens of viewers who disagree. They used the phone, Facebook and Twitter to share stories and photos potholes and ragged roads in their neighborhoods that have remain unfixed.

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  1. Kenneth McKinney March 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    This morning around 8 I was on my way to work and hit a huge pot hole on Fondren between west airport & west belfort ! Causing my to be over 2 hours late for work ,which I’m never late , & also cracking 2 of my rims on the passenger side of my car & totally ruining both tires ! Thank God for the 2 men that stopped & helped me. This came at bad timing I just paid my rent today & unfortunately don’t have 250 to repair the damages ! This pot hole has been there for quite a while & I know I’m not the only person who hit it because the car in front of me also had a blow out due to the pot hole! There were several witnesses ! Something needs to be done about it . My number is 832-859-0679 please call me if yall can help thanks

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