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Rome to spend millions on pothole problem

Rome has launched a €17-million plan to fill the city's potholes, The Local says.

Last week, Rome mayor Virginia Raggi announced the plan that aims to fix 50,000 potholes within a month. That works out at approximately 1,500 potholes each day.

Major streets and smaller roads are all affected, causing severe traffic jams across the city. On almost 30 roads around the city, speed limits have been reduced because of the hazard posed, while bus routes have been deviated to avoid the potholes.

Recent heavy rainfall followed by snow and ice aggravated the already-serious pothole problem.
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