Published On: Sat, Feb 10th, 2024
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Really?! Council humiliated after painting double yellow lines on a roundabout | UK | News

Brits have been left baffled after a council painted double yellow lines around a roundabout.

The bizarre markings were left overnight in Hereford, Herefordshire. Jenni Gough, 76, who lives nearby, said she was “stunned” by the lines in the middle of a grass traffic island on Central Avenue.

She said: “When you consider the appalling state of the roads, it’s astonishing to see money wasted on something so pointless as this. Who on earth would think that painting double yellow lines on a roundabout is a good idea?

“Even non-drivers would know that. When I saw the lines, I was stunned.”

John Dixon, a 40-year-old van driver, said: “Do the people in charge of our roads really think there are drivers parking their cars on roundabouts? It’s madness and just another example of a complete waste of money.”

The lines were originally painted in January.

They were then removed after Herefordshire Council admitted a contractor had made an “error”.

In a statement, the council said: “An error by one of our contractors led to the lines being put in place.

“Putting double yellow lines on roundabouts is not usual practice and once we realised that they had been put in place we took steps to remove them as soon as possible.”

Around £106million is being invested over the next 10 years into its roads, the council added.

Other locals took to Facebook to mock the unfortunate mistake. Betty Shardlow wrote: “What a waste of taxpayers’ money. Fill the potholes instead.”

Also commenting on Facebook, Rana Davies-James quipped: “Does this mean that when there are no lines we can legally park on roundabouts?”

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