“It sounds like your car is coming apart,” Residents fed up with bumpy Oklahoma road

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Residents in southeast Oklahoma City are fed up with the bumpy ride to and from their homes.

It's a stretch of Harrah-Newalla road between S.E. 104th and S.E. 119th St.

The road has been in disarray for years now and a recent "repair" has made the ride even worse.

"It's got a lot of rough spots. They've just patched and patched and put patches on top of patches," said Doug Roark.

"It sounds like your car is coming apart. I wish I could drive the mayor's car down here one time," said Gene Thomas.

Susan Querry travels it every day and said, "If you go 50 on that road, everything in your car is going to shake. Your coffee is going to slosh. Whatever you have on your seat is going to fall down. It's a rough, rough road."

In the video above, you can watch what happens to the camera KFOR secured to one of the news vehicles. 

Recent repairs stick up over an inch above the road's surface.

Man made bumps.

"They way they're patching them isn't fixing anything. It's, in fact, making the road worse," Querry said.

Crews were out repairing the repairs, but that's not enough for Querry and others who travel the road.

They want it resurfaced.

"I know the city is probably tight on money but, at some point, the road is just going to to give way," Querry said.

A member of the Oklahoma City crew working on the pot holes said the problems caused by recent repairs to the road were caused by a bad repair product mix.

NewsChannel 4 spoke with officials in Oklahoma City, who said crews were called out to improve the road.

However, they said they received either a bad batch of asphalt or tack, which led to the road conditions deteriorating even further.

City officials said crews will be going back to Harrah-Newalla Road to make the repairs but the weather needs to warm up since the asphalt is kept hot.

They said they are aware of the problem and are determined to fix it.

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