Mayor Parker wants $10M to fix potholes


by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 10:40 PM

HOUSTON -- Every day millions of people hit Houston's roads, and a lot of times, the roads hit back.

“It’s really bad,” said one driver.

“The potholes are just really big,” echoed another driver.

Trouble spots are all over the place. We found rough patches of road on Greenbriar north of Holcombe, and on Fairview near Taft.

And on Richmond during rush hour, the heavy traffic makes driving bad enough. It’s even worse given the fact that the road looks more like an obstacle course.

"I come down Richmond to go home every day and I'm dodging them all day long,” said one driver.

It's a game of chance, like Russian Roulette with tires and rims. Mayor Annise Parker wants to put a stop to it. Her proposed budget seeks an additional $10 million to fix the potholes and smooth over the streets.

"I think that would be brilliant,” said a driver. “I think that would be very brilliant."

While some call it brilliant, other drivers say it's just common sense for the city to do something because they've had enough.

If the city council approves the mayor’s request then it would amount to a 25-percent hike to what the city spent last year.

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