This year's particularly pockmarked streets could be a symptom of a much larger hole — a $70 million funding gap for road and infrastructure maintenance — according to Coun. Diane Deans.
The major bumps and dips drivers have traversed all over Ottawa resulted in 778 damage claims filed against the city in the first six months of the year. That's nearly double as many as the same time frame last year.
"We're just not able to keep up with the problems that are created on our roadways," Deans said.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/pothole-damage-claims-ottawa-budget-1.4278851