What A Cock Up: ‘Penises’ Painted On Road By Council Contractors, Residents Suggest

One of the mysterious symbols (SWNS)

Red-faced council bosses were left scratching their heads, wondering why ‘dirty’ markings adorn their roads.

The botched job in Staffordshire has sent the Internet reeling – with many claims that the signs look a bit like men’s genitals.

The plan was to re-do old road markings on the undisclosed residential area.

But bungling workers who made the balls up claim to have used the wrong paint - leaving some interesting shapes behind!

And the signs, scorched into the tarmac, caused 300 furious locals to complain about the “disgusting mess”.

The road markings are peculiar, according to resident Graham Wood (SWNS)

Angry resident Graham Wood said: “There are some very bizarre, obscene shapes. One of them looks like someone’s giving someone the finger sign.

“It’s a huge mistake and difficult to quite explain really. Anyway, it has left the road in a right state.”

In addition to - what some people say resembles – phalluses, tyre marks from cars driving over the wet paint and smudging it, have made the road appear worse.

Highways contractors Amey undertook the job on behalf of Staffordshire County Council.

Councillor Mark Deaville, who is cabinet support member for highways and transport, said: “When the work was carried out, the material caused a reaction with the painted white lines on the road, which caused them to mis-shape.

“The effect was purely cosmetic and the material has now settled.

“Our highways team are now working with the contractor to resolve the aesthetic issues on site.”

But another neighbour admitted she is able to see the funny side. Annette Bullick said: “I was shocked when I first saw them. We found the shapes amusing but the state the whole estate has been left in is disgusting really.”

Some say the signs resemble male genitals (SWNS)

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