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Deliveroo being paid to report potholes

The UK Department of Transport has commissioned food delivery riders and drivers to report potholes that need filling, the UK Construction index reports.

A highway data and mapping company called Gaist will work with businesses such as Deliveroo, Tesco and Ocado, as well as Uber taxi drivers, alongside local highway authorities to identify pothole hot-spots.

The idea is to create a national database to create a map to help determine priorities.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We’re teaming up with delivery companies, who know the roads well, in order to map out where remaining potholes exist and then relentlessly target them with our record £2.5bn to pothole repair fund.”

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