A ROAD has been dug up by contractors - just two days after resurfacing was completed.
Barriers and digging equipment are back at New Road, Netherthong - to the dismay of residents who had hoped to see the last of the disruption which had lasted for six weeks.
Newsagent Vicky Halstead, who has her shop in nearby Towngate, said: "The resurfacing was completed last Thursday and the white lines went down on Monday.
"Guess what? the road's being dug up again."
Mrs Halstead added: "Trade has already been affected by the roadworks. Now we have got it again."
David Gibson, who lives on New Road, said contractors for power group YEDL told him they were digging up the road to connect three new street lights.
But he said the work should have been done before the resurfacing began. "This thing happens all too often," he added. "There doesn't seem to be any planning."
Thongsbridge woman Emma Sherdley said Kirklees Council was "wasting money like it's going out of fashion".
She added: "How are the people who run our local government and planning allowed to let this type of thing happen? The lads who laid this new road did a great job - only to have it wrecked a week later."
A YEDL spokeswoman said the new work was being done at the request of Kirklees. She added: "We will try to keep disruption to a minimum and do the work as quickly as possible."
She said the contractors would restore the road "to a satisfactory standard" and apologised for any inconvenience.
A spokesman for Kirklees's street lighting section said: "We apologise for the wrongly co-ordinated resurfacing and lighting work.
"There are still a couple of street lamps to finish. Then the work will be complete and the road surface put back to a high standard."