Drivers baffled after arrows painted on new roundabout in wrong direction

Drivers were left baffled after a new roundabout appeared in their town with painted arrows pointing in the wrong direction.

A number of people took to social media to express their disbelief after the wrong markings appeared in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

The newly built roundabout, located in Lower King’s Road, was painted on Monday evening.

But the after the error was spotted it was quickly fixed yesterday by Hertfordshire County Council’s contractor for highway maintenance.

Rebecca Ashton wrote on Twitter: ‘When you have one job to do! Luckily this error in Berkhamsted, was corrected a few hours later.’

Alex Taylor tweeted: ‘They put in a new roundabout in our town today… #YouHadOneJob’

Kevin Carrol, Ringway divisional manager, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, said: ‘We identified incorrect road markings in Lower King’s Road in Berkhamsted this morning.

‘The work was carried out last night and we are sorry for this error.

‘Our specialist road marking contractor has rectified the mistake this morning, at no cost to Hertfordshire County Council.

‘We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused to residents and roads users in the area this morning.’

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