City beefs up pothole repair program after critical audit

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, April 14, 2018

The city’s public works department has been on a mission to improve its pothole repair program after a stinging audit last fall.

After the auditor general discovered the city might have been using substandard asphalt, the city cancelled a contract for the supply of hot-mix asphalt used in the summer, according to a staff memo sent to council on Friday.

The memo updated politicians on steps taken by the city after the audit.