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EIGHTEEN roads are being re-surfaced as part of a council drive to target potholes.

Hartlepool Borough Council is launching 18 road re-surfacing schemes in the town over the next month.

The schemes are the latest part of the council’s on-going roads maintenance programme and come after the Mail launched the Plot the Pots campaign to highlight potholed roads that need attention.

The roads involved (full length unless stated) are: Park Road (between York Road and Osbourne Road); Hart Lane (between Clover Drive and Ryehill Gardens); Hutton Avenue; York Road/Victoria Road junction; Sunningdale Grove (between Clavering Road and stub end); Bright Street; Plymouth Grove); Carlton Street; South Drive (between Wooler Road and North Drive); Wharton Terrace (between the first speed hump and Milbank Road); Howden Road (between Ridlington Way and Goldsmith Avenue); Southbrooke Avenue (between Westbrooke Avenue and Kingsley Avenue); Millpool Close (between Union Road and Haxby Walk); Zetland Road (between Welldeck Road and Suggitt Street); Joppa Grove; Jura Grove; Kingsley Avenue and Oxford Road (between Heathfield Drive and Derby Street).

The work started yesterday and is scheduled to be completed by July 31.

The re-surfacing is to be carried out by Tarmac which will inform residents of the exact starting dates of schemes affecting them.

Each scheme is expected to take around two days, with the existing surface being planed off on the first day and the new surface being laid the next.

Iain Campbell, the council’s highways engineer, said: “Where residential streets are involved, residents will be required to move their cars and other vehicles before the start of work each day. They will, however, be able to return them overnight.

“I’d like to thank residents for their co-operation in advance.”

of the works and to apologise for any inconvenience that they might experience.”