Aberdeen City Council spent more than £1.3 million on repairing potholes and other defects last year – more than double the amount five years ago.
The local authority spent £1,363,530 on repatching its roads in 2017-18.
The figures, released under Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, also reveals it fixed 20,404 problems that year.
This compares to 2013-14 when it spent just £684,614 on resurfacing roads and in that year repaired 17,274 potholes.
But Lib Dem group leader Ian Yuill said more needs to be done to tackle potholes.
“If you ask anyone who drives or cycles on Aberdeen’s roads then they will tell you things are getting worse,” he said. “It’s welcome that the council is spending a little more in repairs but it’s still far from enough.
“The council needs to invest year after year on bringing roads and pavements back up to a safe standard and keep it like that.
“It’s failed to do that for the last five or six years and it’s just not good enough.”
Councillor Jackie Dunbar, SNP operations spokeswoman, said: “This is hardly surprising given the condition of our roads as a result of years of neglect.
“While the council committed to more spending, it did not support our proposals for additional resources this year and that was incredibly disappointing.”
Since April, the council has spent £261,513 on patching its roads and has filled in 6,613 potholes in this time.
The city council’s ruling administration committed an additional £10m over the next five years for roads and pavements when it set its budget and councillors agreed to add an extra £500,000 over the next year.
That will be added to the £267,000 pothole-fighting fund which the local authority has already received from Cosla, the local government representative organisation.
Council transport spokesman Ross Grant said: “In spite of remaining Scotland’s lowest funded council, increasing resources to better tackle roads maintenance has been one of our key priorities and we are delivering on that pledge to invest an additional £10m in our roads infrastructure over the coming years.
“While there is more work to be done, as an administration we are dealing with more pothole repairs than in previous years and we are carrying out more extensive resurfacing than previously.”