Lesson to be learnt

PUBLISHED: 12:39 16 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

The freshly painted road markings in Lonsdale Road

The freshly painted road markings in Lonsdale Road

IT LOOKS like contractors in Stevenage need to go back to school after a resurfaced road had out-of-date markings painted back on it. After Lonsdale Road was resurfaced recently, the words school - keep clear were painted outside the redundant Pin Green

IT LOOKS like contractors in Stevenage need to go back to school after a resurfaced road had out-of-date markings painted back on it.

After Lonsdale Road was resurfaced recently, the words 'school - keep clear' were painted outside the redundant Pin Green Infant School which has been empty for over a year.

A spokesman for Hertford-shire County Council said the work was carried out as part of a large resurfacing scheme and that with such a programme, "mistakes like this can happen from time to time".

The spokesman added: "It is normal practice for any lines and markings on the carriageway to be reinstated as they are.

"We can only apologise if this error has caused any inconvenience to road users, and our works team will go out to erase the markings in due course - a process known as 'scabbling', ie chipping it off".

A Lonsdale Road resident who contacted The Comet, said: "It must have cost hundreds of pounds in paint and labour.


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