Edmonton needs to spend a lot more on roadway maintenance, the city's transportation committee was told.
The city spends about $15 million a year its roads, but need to push that amount to $65 million to maintain roads properly, said a city report.
"We will risk losing the functioning ability of those roadways and we will be in a situation where it will end up costing us much more money than what it would if we have a long term sustainable funding option in place," said Coun. Amarjeet Sohi.
The city is looking for funding sources that won't result in a tax increase for Edmontonians including the existing Residential Tax Levy and the Federal Fuel Tax Grant.