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Sea defence opening on A174 between Whitby and Sandsend

The work on the A174 at Sandsend Image copyright CHAPMAN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY

A £9m sea defence scheme along a coast road with a history of landslips is to be officially opened later.

It protects the A174 route between Whitby and Sandsend in North Yorkshire.

Worn-out defences have been replaced along a 0.6 mile (1km) stretch of the road, a popular tourist route, where it runs close to the shoreline.

Several landslips had led to costly repairs over the years and road closures, North Yorkshire County Council said.

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