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Pothole protection team starting

A Humber council has introduced an £800,000 project to protect roads and paths from potholes.

Hull City Council has employed a team of nine people to fix defects in the road that would not normally be repaired until it became a pothole.

The council said it hoped repairing faults before they form a pothole will mean less-costly work in the future.

A city council spokesman said repairs will only take place on roads maintained by the council.

Councillor Dave Woods said: "Poor roads and footpath conditions are hazardous and expensive.

"We hope our repairs now will make them safer."



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