Call for squinty road mark­ings to be rec­ti­fied

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

Road mark­ings painted on a Cam­bus­lang street have been dubbed the “worst in the UK”.

On a sec­tion of Lan­glea Road, just by Cathkin High School, many of the lane mark­ings are squint or at an an­gle.

The un­for­tu­nate paint job has led to res­i­dents point­ing out the faux pas and ques­tion­ing whether or not who­ever painted the lines was drunk.

On the Face­book group called Ruther­glen, Charles Clark posted a photo of the lines. Along with the pic­ture, he asked if any­one could iden­tify the street, and that it “must be the worst line paint­ing job in the UK”.

Alastair Dick named the street as Lan­glea Road and added: “a to­tal dis­grace my wee ne­ice could have done bet­ter.”

Gail Dick posted: “Oh yes I know this road very well I live there lol ...I al­ways feel like get­ting my paint brush out and draw­ing them bloody straight lol #dis­as­ter”

Frank Mclaren posted: “Must have went for pub lunch”.

How­ever not all res­i­dents found the sit­u­a­tion hu­mor­ous.

One man who lives closeby to the road said: “Some peo­ple found it funny, but it’s just an ex­am­ple of some­one not do­ing their job prop­erly. Peo­ple take pride in this area and the way these lines are painted just makes it look stupid.”

Ruther­glen MSP James Kelly lives on Lan­glea Drive, just round the cor­ner from the mark­ings.

He said: “I have no­ticed these road mark­ings be­fore.

“They need to be cor­rected so they are ac­cu­rate and safe for road users.”

Head of Roads and Trans­porta­tion, Gor­don Mackay, said: “Un­for­tu­nately in this in­stance the qual­ity of work­man­ship does not ap­pear to be up to our usual stan­dard. The rea­sons for this will be in­ves­ti­gated and ad­dressed as nec­es­sary.”

Draw the line The road mark­ings on Lan­glea Road have come un­der­fire

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