Transportation budget passes as councillors decry crumbling roads - 1310 NEWS
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Transportation budget passes as councillors decry crumbling roads

OTTAWA — The city’s 2018 transportation budget contains money for patching potholes and resurfacing roads — and while many committee members feel it’s not nearly enough, the budget still passed unanimously.

The transportation budget includes more than $217 million for capital expenditures — like the new Kanata South Link — with the bulk of money going towards integrated roads, water and wastewater work.

The budget includes $39 million for road repairs — $5.5 million more than the previous budget, but still $9 million less than the city’s actual expenses this year to repair city streets.

Transportation committee members expressed concern about the state of the city’s roads, and the amount of money available to fix them.

The transportation budget passed at committee, with all present voting in favour. The spending plan — and budgets for all other city departments — goes to city council for final approval, next week.

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