‘Penis’ Road Markings Left By Bungling Workers Cause Offence
Staffordshire County Council has been left red-faced after workers unwittingly left a road covered with penis-shaped markings after using the wrong paint.
Over 300 residents have been left furious over the “obscene” markings accidentally scorched into the tarmac.
The plan was to cover old road markings but the wrong paint was used.
It was meant to be a preventative treatment to maintain the road in Tamworth, however the results have been disastrous and angered members of the local community.
One such resident Steven Rowlands, 43, said: “It is terrible. The road looks ridiculous now, it is in a right mess.
“I can’t see how they can make such a mistake but it’s awful. I know a lot of residents who have complained to the council. They are obscene.”
Councillor Mark Deaville, cabinet support member for highways and transport, explained what happened: “When the work was carried out the material caused a reaction with the painted white lines on the road which caused them to miss-shape.
“The effect was purely cosmetic and the material has now settled.
“Our highways team are now working with the contractor to resolve the aesthetic issues on site.”
So rather than a copycat of Manchester’s self-styled street artist ‘Wanksy’ this just appears to be a contractor’s ‘balls up’…