A Rookie Paints Street Lanes


On a few occasions, road modifications do not improve the traffic and driving experience. Sometimes the upgrades leave drivers and pedestrians confused by the unnecessary changes.

A newly painted street in Hollister, California, is misleading drivers after the workers added the lines incorrectly along Ladd Lane.

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said: “I saw it later in the afternoon on my way home from work, and I thought, woah, this is the strangest thing I’ve seen.”

Based on the city’s road construction plans, the goal was to add a bike lane and central circles along the road. The objective was to add barriers to encourage people to slow their speed and stop using the road as a motor racing strip.

The finished project presents a zig-zag maze instead of the expected straight lines commonly seen on lanes.

The mayor shifted the blame to the contractor. He said they must have failed to read the plans and will be responsible for fixing up the mistakes since the executed project did not meet the guidelines.

If people want to stop playing car games on their phones, they could have hands-on experience driving down this road. The rapid turns caused by the crooked lines can deliver a thrilling ride.


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