Council paints Welshpool road, then digs it up weeks later


Jonny Drury

A WOMAN has slated the county council for ripping up a road, just weeks after laying down new double yellow lines.

Double yellow lines were painted on parts of the Oldford Estate in Welshpool just two weeks ago.

And last week the council returned, to re-surface the road, and take up the double yellow lines they had only laid down two weeks previously.

This prompted anger from residents, including Wendy Holder.

She was unhappy at the double yellow lines being put down, so people were not  able to park.

And she was then even more incensed following the latest roadworks.

She believes it is an example of the council throwing away money.

She said: “I feel like a prisoner in my own house with the work going on.

“It is an absolute mess.

“The council are always saying they have got no money for this, and got no money for that, and yet they are wasting money ripping up the road after putting lines down.

“We only found out it was going to happen on Sunday night, then they began at 10.30am on Monday morning.

“The lines meant there wasn’t anywhere to park, and in the past they have talked about putting pull-ins in, or drive ways.

“That hasn’t happened, but the main thing is the waste of money that it is to rip the lines up.”

PCC’s Head of Highways Nigel Brinn said: “The road was not due to be re-surfaced until later in the year but that work was brought forward. 

“Unfortunately the lining works were recently undertaken. 

“We do try to avoid this sort of situation but in this case there was a breakdown in communication for which we apologise.”

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