Edmonton needs big spending increase to protect commuter roads, report says

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s main arterial roads will crumble back to their condition of 20 years ago unless the city dramatically increases annual maintenance spending to $65 million, a new report says.

That would be about six times more than this year’s original $9-million budget for upkeep of the 832 kilometres of arterial roads, although last month city council put an additional $12 million toward this work.

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