City spending extra $1 million to fill potholes

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 2017-2018 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.