The city's roads department will get $360,000 to buy eight new pieces of equipment to help keep up with pothole repairs.
City council unanimously approved the cash during its meeting on Wednesday.
One of those is a new-to-Ottawa technology called a DuraPatcher machine, which involves cleaning the pothole with a blast of air before filling it.
The city has already filled 126,000 potholes and is on pace for a record amount in 2014.
Councillors also signed off on adding another $2 million to the tab for the Queen Street watermain project, which was interrupted last year following the discovery of an old burial ground underneath.
A pedestrian and cycling pathway near Belfast Road during light rail transit construction is also getting close to $500,000.