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Workmen resurface road around a parked car in Boston

Annoyed workers had to leave a road unfinished as they tried to resurface around a parked car on the street.

The road in Boston, Lincolnshire, was due to be fully resurfaced over three days from Monday, January 21, but on the last day of work a parked car was found within the road closure.

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Workers from Minster Surfacing were due to lay the surface of the road that day, so had to try to work around the parked car to get the job done. Afterwards the road was left with a glaring gap where the vehicle was parked and workers had to go back today, Thursday, January 23 to finish the job.

The company has so far refused to say which street it had happened on - possibly to spare the blushes of the driver, whose mother came out to speak to workers in tears.

Director of Minster Surfacing Bruce Spencer-Knott said:

We are employed by Kier to carry out maintenance work on roads for Lincolnshire County Council. "A lot of the work we get involves significantly large schemes that we have to carry out which involve fully resurfacing roads. "So we turn up on the first day with a big machine to plane the road, then we use a binder layer for strength and then we put on the surface core. "On the third day of the job when we were due to put on the surface core and that's when the parked car had appeared. "We have clear signs displayed asking people not to park there during the duration of the work. "People generally speaking are sympathetic to what we are doing, but we also have traffic management as we can't allow through traffic on the road during the works. "On the final day we turned up to put on the surface core and someone had got through the traffic management and parked next to the sign. "We worked as closely as we could to the car to still maintain safety and so we didn't cause any damage to the car. "The mum of the owner of the car came out in tears but we talked to her and calmed her down and it was fine and we have come back today to fix it. "I think the main message to come out of it is to please not to park if you see the signs. "We want to leave a super job and this complication has meant it's not as good as we want it to be. "We just want to get in and out and get the job done."

– Bruce Spencer-Knott