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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Could this be the most confusing road marking ever?

Eamon Sweeney

Eamon Sweeney

This was the rogue road marking which left Belfast drivers confused

Motorists in east Belfast were perplexed yesterday as an arrow painted on the tarmac directed them back into oncoming traffic. The error was swiftly corrected once highlighted by bemused motorists.

The marking had been painted on the Upper Newtownards Road with the junction of Castlehill Road, close to the Stormont Estate.

Photographs posted on social media showed the white arrow in the foreground directing vehicles on the right side of the road straight towards traffic travelling on the left side.

Clare Daly, who posted the photograph, wrote: "Not sure who to tweet about this, but the road marking to turn right onto the Castlehill Road from Upper Newtownards Road has been painted on wrong after resurfacing."

Trafficwatch NI swiftly responded to say: "Well spotted and thanks for bringing this to our attention - it will be sorted out shortly."

But some Twitter users were unforgiving. One wrote: "You had one job!"

When contacted by the Belfast Telegraph, a spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure said the matter had been resolved, adding: "The road marking at the Upper Newtownards Road/Castlehill Road junction was rectified earlier today."

Belfast Telegraph

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