New road marking in Leeds is a sign of confusion

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Nobody likes to see a job left half done.

So it’s little surprise that this curious road marking has been the subject of some discussion in one part of Leeds.

Recent work carried out on Church Lane in Garforth has saddled the street with a bus stop marking that has a distinctly disjointed look about it.

The bits of the marking that were dug up during the work were repainted when the road was resurfaced – but the rest of the already-faded lettering remained untouched.

Today Leeds City Council revealed the reason for the bizarre paint job and pledged to sort out the situation as soon as possible.

A spokeswoman for the council told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “When a utility company has carried out a repair which has involved digging up the road, they are only obliged to replace the painted lines that their work has removed.

“Unfortunately in this case it has made our existing lines appear even more faded.

“We have now added this bus stop onto our list of maintenance work, so it will be repainted the next time our team is in the area.”

Church Lane is, of course, far from the only road where the efforts of workmen might be called into question.

Council chiefs in Leeds came under fire back in 2005 after a cycle path was unveiled in Alwoodley that was a mere 250 inches long and 64 inches wide.

Cyclists were able to ride across the path – which had taken workmen two weeks to put in place – in just two seconds.

Further afield, a ‘keep clear’ road marking was last month painted outside the site of a school in Rochdale that had been demolished in 2013.

And, in 2010, residents in the Hertfordshire town of Royston had to let council officials know their new ‘keep clear’ marking had been misspelt as Keer Cleap.

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