NDG to get $12M for pothole relief this year

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WATCH ABOVE: The Côte-des-Neiges-NDG borough plans to spend a record amount of money on road work this year - a whopping $12 million. As Global's Billy Shields reports, that's 2.5 times more than in previous years – Apr 5, 2016

MONTREAL — The borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce has voted to allocate about $12 million to fix roads in the community.

According to city councillor Marvin Rotrand, the money comes from the central city budget, with about 17 per cent coming from the borough’s coffers.

“It’s a record for us,” he said.

Some of that money was reallocated from recreation funds in an effort to concentrate on a problem Rotrand said is considered a top priority.

The work will fix 10 per cent of the area’s roads.

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Some of the worst: Victoria Ave., Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Ave. between Hingston Ave. and Harvard Ave., as well as Atherton Street, a pock-riddled area that lies to the west of the Town of Mount Royal.

The work is a welcome sign for NDG residents.

“The roads are terrible, there are potholes and potholes,” said Wilhemina Fredericks.

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