December 7 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 12, 2013
Work to replace double yellow lines on a stretch of resurfaced road has been completed so poorly that they will be repainted.
Norfolk County Council ordered the work to be redone after a sub-contractor painted double lines where there should have been single lines, of varying thickness and with gaps on a section of Queen’s Road in Hethersett.
Water jets have been used during the past week to remove the shoddy work and a county council spokesman said they would be replaced “imminently.” This would be at the cost of the contractor, he added.
People living nearby said the work to remove the yellow lines had caused disruption and noise.
James Utting, of Henstead Road, said: “The work did fall short in my opinion but I’m surprised they couldn’t do it right in the first place. It’s a nuisance because it’s a lot of noise and a lot of dust and they’ve had one of those road sweepers going up and down. If you want to be in the garden or have the windows open it’s been very noisy.”
It is not known when work to replace the lines will be completed, but Grahame Bygrave, South Norfolk area highways manager, said: “The yellow lines in Hethersett needed to be redone after the road through the village was given a new surface dressing. However, the work carried out by the sub contractor fell well short of our acceptable standards.
“We immediately asked our main contractor, May Gurney, to ensure the work was redone and since then the sub contractor has been using water jets to remove the old lines, repainting is scheduled to take place imminently, weather permitting, and we expect the work to be completed to the right standard. All of this work is of course being carried out entirely at the contractors cost.”