Houston's pothole patching up 83 percent

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two months after Mayor Annise Parker called the city's pothole problem a "full all-hands-on-deck emergency," and in the wake of a yearlong series of reports by Ted Oberg Investigates, drivers are getting relief on the roads.

In the two months since the city emergency was declared and with $10.8 million of additional taxpayer money from the city's drainage fee used to fix Houston's roads finally flowing, city crews have patched 1,566 holes in city streets.

That's an 83 percent increase from last year, when crews patched 854 holes over the same period.

In addition, larger fixes, such as replacing full streets have also ticked up.
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