Main Street is a temporary traffic headache in the Texas Medical Center

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Road improvements in the Texas Medical Center will leave many with a bumpy ride.

A construction project that began in June on Main Street in the Texas Medical Center has the full attention of drivers like Kantheia McKinney.

"It's annoying, because of all the jolting and moving around, but I can understand, the streets of Houston they need this construction," said McKinney.

The city of Houston says it is removing and replacing asphalt pavement, so the old surface will be uneven and rough for vehicles until the repairs are complete.

This is a $1.8 million dollar project paid for through ReBuild Houston.

It will include repairing curbs and curb ramps along Main from North Braeswood to Montrose during the next couple of months.

Drivers will experience both day and evening lane closures.

Drivers like Bob Huth say the work has to be done and are looking forward to the project's completion in mid-to-late August.

"In the long run, improvements are always worth it. But right now, well, I can live with this compared to what it was like before, when it was not being maintained," said Huth.

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