Contractors forced to apologise after leaving wonky road markings down city street

Contractor Amey has apologised to residents after painting wonky white road markings on a city street.  See SWNS story SWMDlines.  Locals were left scratching their heads after the wobbly lines appeared in Brockhurst Road, Hodge Hill.  As well as the centre lines being out of kilter, workmen had also left paint splatters and faded lines in the road.  After visiting the street on Wednesday Councillor Majid Mahmood (Hodge Hill and Bromford) had demanded the "shoddy" work be redone.
Contractors had to redo these road lines after residents pointed out how wobbly they were (Picture: SWNS)

Contractors were pulled into line - literally - after leaving these wonky road markings on a city’s residential street.

Residents were left furious after the wayward lines were painted onto the street, with some saying they were worse than having no lines at all.

Workmen also left drips of white paint covering the road surface in what appeared to be a bit of a rush job.

One resident said: “It’s a joke and looks like someone did it at night while drunk.

“It’s actually worse than having no lines at all. This is a nice area of the city but the road markings are rubbish."

Contractor Amey has apologised to residents after painting wonky white road markings on a city street.  See SWNS story SWMDlines.  Locals were left scratching their heads after the wobbly lines appeared in Brockhurst Road, Hodge Hill.  As well as the centre lines being out of kilter, workmen had also left paint splatters and faded lines in the road.  After visiting the street on Wednesday Councillor Majid Mahmood (Hodge Hill and Bromford) had demanded the "shoddy" work be redone.
Contractor Amey has since apologised for the wonky lines (Picture: SWNS/Majid Mahmood)

Labour councillor Majid Mahmood tweeted pictures of the wobbly lines, saying: “I am appalled by the shoddy workmanship with curved lines, paint strewn over the highway and large splodges everywhere.

“I have had several complaints from residents and firmly believe the markings are not roadworthy which could lead to an accident.

“I have written to the head of highways requesting that the work is carried out again to a good standard.”

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Contractors Amey have apologised and promised to re-paint the markings.

A spokesperson said: “Following an assessment of the road markings on Brockhurst Road, the decision was taken to redo the work at no extra cost to the city council.

“Failures like this are rare and Amey apologises for any inconvenience.”

Cllr Mahmood later tweeted: “Really pleased to report that @Ameyplc have apologised, and remedial work has been carried out at no cost to @BhamCityCouncil #BromfordandHodgeHill.”

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