THE resurfacing saga of a back street goes on after white lines were put down on the unfinished road surface.
Earlier this week we revealed how Kirklees Council had put tarmac only down the middle of Lipscomb Street in Milnsbridge to save money.
Officials said that where cars are parked was not worn so the ‘runway’ style tarmac finish would save money and allow more roads elsewhere to have tarmac put down.
They had accidentally forgotten to tell us that other contractors will come back to put chippings across the top – but that may not be for several weeks.
Now Kirklees has spent time and money putting white lines on the road and marking out the parking areas – and say these will now be covered when the final covering is put on and so will need to be done again.
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: “Because of the inevitable gap between the patching and surface dressing which are done by different contractors, any regulatory or advisory lines need to be replaced both before and after surface dressing.
“Lipscomb Street is subject to a traffic regulation order with time limited parking and this could not be enforced if the signs and lines were not present.
“For the safety of motorists and residents the lines have to be in place as soon as possible after the completion of any stage of the works.”