PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Port Arthur City Council has approved a plan to repair roads badly damaged during Harvey.
On Monday, leaders signed off on a plan to use $2.2 million for road repair.
The roads to be repaired include:
- Third Avenue from Gulfway to Fourteenth Street
- Fifth Ave. South from Tremont to Broadway
- Williams Ave. from Fifth Street to Lewis Dr.
- Memorial Blvd. (Feeder) from 29th to 31st
- Ninth Ave. from 32nd to 26th
- Lakeside Plaza from H.O. Mills to Cashmere
- Beaumont Ave. from Gulfway to 15th
Some frustrated residents say even that isn't enough.
When driving through Port Arthur, it's easy to see potholes are an issue in the area.
It's good news for Stefan Hoang. He's been complaining about the roads in his neighborhood for over 20 years.
"Holes are so deep the cars are damaged," Hoang said.
Many that live in the area feel like they've had this issue for an eternity.
"The roads have been like this here for 99 years and a half, and nobody has done anything to them," Kerry Knight, another Port Arthur resident said.
There is hope for those who are fed up.
During Monday's Port Arthur City Council meeting, leaders approved an extra two million dollars for road repair.
"This year we budgeted about 17 million dollars to do streets and they came back to us and said we've used all the money they were given. So they wanted more money and more streets," Mayor Derrick Freeman said.
Hoang lives at the intersection of Las Palmas Dr. and Columbia Ave.
"It's so bad that the patch they patched already has already come up. The hole has already become a hole again," Hoang said.
He said lately he's been calling the city, but hasn't been getting any answers.
"Two weeks later nothing, so in six weeks I've been there three times, and nothing is done," Hoang said.
The neighbors that spoke to 12News hope the money goes to the right places.
"Where is the money going?" Knight said.
Hoang said the conditions are 'pretty bad.'
"They need to spend the money in the city if they want to make the city better," Hoang said.