September 27th, 2016

Rubery councillor slams Highways for painting white lines on a broken road

Rubery councillor slams Highways for painting white lines on a broken road Rubery councillor slams Highways for painting white lines on a broken road
Coun Peter McDonald has hit out at Highways after - he said - the new surface was ‘washed away’ and the council’s employees still painted lines on the road. Picture by Marcus Mingins.
Updated: 2:17 pm, Aug 05, 2016

A RUBERY councillor has hit out at Worcestershire County Council’s Highways Department after, he said, a new road surface had already washed away after the first rainfall.

And Coun Peter McDonald said after that situation arose on Beacon Hill.

Workers operating on behalf of the authority had then gone on to paint white lines on the broken up road, even though the authority knew a new contractor would be along soon to redo the road.

“Those painting the white lines were fully aware that it was a waste of time and they could have been busy elsewhere, it’s the economics of the madhouse.”

He added it ‘beggared belief’ thousands of pounds had already been spent on the resurfacing that was not of a high enough standard and the white lines.

“Those the lines will have to be painted all over again; this is complete madness and total incompetence.”

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “Beacon Hill was recently resurfaced and unfortunately we are aware of subsequent damage to sections of the road surface.

“Highways crews have since painted lines on the road as it is unsafe to leave a road without lines for this length of time.

“We are monitoring the situation, and if necessary will ask the contractor to rectify the issues.”

Comments