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Council contractor apologies for 'wonky' road markings

Locals were left scratching their heads after the wobbly lines appeared in Brockhurst Road Credit: BPM

A contractor has apologised to people living in the Hodge Hill area of Birmingham after they painted wonky white road markings on a city street.

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 demanded the "shoddy" work be redone.

Amey, the city council contractors, apologised and repainted the lines at no extra cost to the council on Thursday.

One resident had said of the wobbly lines: “This is one of the best roads in Hodge Hill and when you drive up some of the lines are off centre and they are not the same length.”

Another resident, a former council worker, said: “It’s bad. It shouldn’t make a difference if (the road) undulates. They have left bits and bobs of paint and they seem to be different lengths. When you stand in the middle of the road, you can see it’s off-centre. I get the feeling they were in a rush."

But Amey said: “Following an assessment of the road markings on Brockhurst Road, the decision was taken to redo the work at no cost to the city council. Failures like this are rare and Amey apologises for any inconvenience caused.”

The work has since been re-done at no extra cost Credit: BPM