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Potholes, pathways get more cash

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.

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