DRIVERS have accused a bungling council of “stunning stupidity” after “pointless” double yellow lines appeared on a roundabout.
Drivers were left baffled when the bizarre markings appeared overnight in Hereford.
Great-grandmother Jenni Gough, 76, who lives in nearby Andrews Close, says she was “stunned”.
She said: “When you consider the appalling state of the roads, it’s astonishing to see money wasted on something so pointless as this.
“Who on earth would think that painting double yellow lines on a roundabout is a good idea?
“Even non-drivers would know that. When I saw the lines, I was stunned.”
Van driver John Dixon, 40, fumed: “This city is fast becoming a laughing stock.
“Do the people in charge of our roads really think there are drivers parking their cars on roundabouts?
“It’s madness and just another example of a complete waste of money.”
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The lines were painted in January but have now been removed after Herefordshire Council confirmed a contractor had made an “error”.
A spokesperson added it was not “usual” practice to paint double yellow lines on roundabouts.
In a statement, the council said: “An error by one of our contractors led to the lines being put in place.
“Putting double yellow lines on roundabouts is not usual practice and once we realised that they had been put in place we took steps to remove them as soon as possible.”
The council stated that £106 million is being invested over the next 10 years into local roads.