FUMING residents say their seaside town has been turned into a motley mess by the council – and the reason doesn’t make sense.
The ‘Golden Mile’ in Paignton, Dorset has been covered in bright red and blue paint.
Torbay City Council said it introduced the new pavement to make the road safer for locals – but not everyone appreciates it.
One said: “My goodness. I guess I’ll make holidaymakers laugh.”
“How to waste money – just ask Torbay.”
Another said: “Draw some circles and we have our very own ludo board.”
A third said: “How nice, can’t wait to get the chalk out and do some hopscotch.”
A fourth said: “Walked past this today and just had to laugh.”
A fifth said: “What they have done to Torbay Road is a complete mess and a cheap job.”
“Looking snazzy, including these new additions. It’s the worst roads in the country.”
“Perhaps the City Council and the highways should spend the money fixing Torbay’s potholed and dangerous roads instead of this stupidity.”
“The clowns fled the circus and left their mark on the streets.”
Torbay City Council has called for this DevonLive: “Given the increased traffic at this intersection, the surface contrast provides greater clarity for road users and pedestrians, ensuring all road users can safely use the space.”
“The red is intended to remind drivers to slow down and ask themselves, ‘Should I drive through here?’ before slowly turning at the intersection.
“The blue is intended to better define pedestrian transportation and reflect some of the site design’s ambitions for a permanent system.”
This comes after local residents said their quaint seaside town was destroyed by an “eyesore” road – making it look like something out of the Wizard of Oz.