City spending extra $1 million to fill potholes

This was posted more than 12 months ago. The information may be outdated.

By Josh Pringle, CTV News, June 4, 2018

The City of Ottawa has found some extra cash to fill potholes.

A report for the Finance and Economic Development Committee recommends spending an additional $1 million to repair potholes after a tough winter.

The funding comes from leftover cash from completed projects across the city.

Staff say the number of freeze/thaw events in the winter of 2017/18 has resulted in an increase in pothole and asphalt repair needs.

Council increased spending to repair potholes by $400,000 this year. Councillors also approved an extra $10 million to fix crumbling roads and buildings this year.