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 2017/18 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.