Motorists baffled by road markings which show two different speed limits on road

Drivers have been left baffled after road markings show two different speed limits on a residential street.

On the left side of a Worcester road claims drivers shouldn't exceed 50mph, while the opposite carriageway is limited to 30mph.

The mix-up occurred on Ombersley Road in Bevere leaving drivers seeking clarity.

Grace Taylor, 25, said: "It's completely stupid. On one side of the road you can go at 50mph while leaving you have to stick to 30mph.

"The council need to make up their minds. The 50mph and 30mph road markings are even next to each other.

"Surely someone would have noticed when they were painted? An already very busy road has been made more confusing."

She told how her Sat Nav almost had a nervous breakdown when she passed the road.

The stretch of road had been 50mph between Green Lane and Claines roundabout until it was reduced to 30mph.

Despite the change, only one side of the road had its 50mph markings painted over, creating a confusing situation for drivers.

The roadworks were carried out by contractors last Thursday on behalf of Bellway Homes which has a development nearby.

Councillor Mel Allcott said: "It has caused confusion especially with the new housing estates which is why they changed limit."

He added: "I would advise people to stick to the 30mph speed limit until Perrins Way because that is what all the signs used to say.

"We had a nasty accident before near the farm shop and it is a road where people should drive carefully.

"I think the contractor based it on previous speed limit but the 30mph section was extended a couple of years ago.

"I have spoken to a Highways officer and they are aware as well."

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Worcestershire County Council said it would launch an investigation into the oversight.

A council spokesman said: "The work was undertaken by Bellway Homes, who are the developer responsible for the new housing development on that road.

"We are investigating any errors and will request that these are corrected as soon as possible."

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