Highways workers forced to resurface road around parked car
A road which was being resurfaced had to be left unfinished after contractors were forced to work around a parked car on the street.
Thrumpton Close in Retford was due to be fully resurfaced but one motorist hadn’t moved their vehicle when workers arrived on site.
Workers then decided to carry on with their job – and resurfaced around the Honda car.
Afterwards, the road was left with a glaring gap where the vehicle was parked.
One resident who lives just 200m around the corner took pictures of the mess left behind.
She said: “They have left a right mess. I’m sure the person who left their car there must feel really silly now.”
Another resident thinks that motorists should be fined if they leave their cars on the road when roadwork is planned.
They said: “Those who don’t move their cars should either have them towed or pay a fine. There were boards up and writing on the roads saying don’t park there.”
According to the county council’s website, motorists who park, wait or load where there are restrictions in force may be issued with a penalty charge notice and may have their car towed away.
The council website says penalty charge notices can cost up to £70, although it is not known if one was used in this case.
The firm Via provides highways, fleet management and maintenance functions to the residents of Nottinghamshire in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council.
The company has been approached for a comment but has not replied.
Earlier this year, road workers in West Bromwich were also forced to tarmac around a parked car in similar circumstances after waiting a day for it to be moved.
At the time, a local resident said: “Workers tarmacked around the car leaving it stranded like an island. The picture of it is quite funny but on a serious note this has cost taxpayers money as it has stalled work being carried out on the road.”
The vehicle was eventually towed away.