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Rough Roads in Houston

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It's like a mini roller coaster driving up and down Richmond Avenue in Houston. A street many Houstonians complain about.

To test the stability of the road we did the old water in the cup on a dash test. Needless to say there was a whole lot of splashing going when we drove down Richmond.

A street that's seen as one of the worst in Houston by an impromptu poll on social media.

Brittany Robas just moved to Houston from Dallas 3 months ago.

She says, "Dallas has great roads they're all brand new and if they're not they're gonna be I think when I'm driving here I'm not driving on even lanes." "

Street conditions have played a large role in this year's Mayoral race. Houstonians like Perry Perez say they expect better from city leaders.

"They did some repairs a few years ago but they put the pavement and right away it broke down in a year time so I don't think they're doing a good job," says Perez.

But what about the millions of dollars Houstonians dedicate every year through Rebuild Houston?

It was a program voters passed back in 2010. Is it producing results?

A check on the progress of the program shows dozens of projects completed and others scheduled.

From signal new sidewalks to repairing streets.

But Houstonians are surprised major thoroughfares like Richmond haven't made the cut and aren't scheduled for rehab in the near future.

"A city that's expanding so much why aren't the streets expanding with them," says Robas.

We received this statement from the Rebuild Houston program...It reads:The areas of highest need, like a Richmond, are studied first, prioritized and then the best of the candidate projects are placed in the next CIP within the constraints of the funding source.

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