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  • By Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator - Wednesday September 17, 2014

There�s a pothole in Hamilton's roads budget

The city has run out of money to repair local roads.

The annual capital roads budget for Hamilton is close to $70 million, but most of that cash is used to fix highways, arterial roads, bus routes and bridges.

The city relied for several years on $25 million left over from a provincial grant to deal with neighbourhood streets � but that money has been used up.

That means local roads will not be rebuilt unless they're dug up for sewer work or already identified on a four-year-old council priority list, said engineering director Gary Moore.

Residents in Wards 1 through 8 can also lobby councillors to use area rating cash. Each of those wards has a $1.6-million annual budget, but fewer than a dozen repaving projects have used that discretionary money so far.

Moore said relying on

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