Council paints 60cm double yellow lines in Leicester street

Small double yellow lines
Image caption The small lines had been painted a long time ago but had faded and were recently repainted

A small section of double yellow lines, measuring roughly 60cm (2ft), cost a council about £1 to paint.

The lines on Chatham Street, Leicester, have been in place for some time but were repainted earlier in November.

They were spotted by a Leicester Mercury reader who asked whether they were "the smallest double yellow lines in Leicester?"

The city council said the area helped to differentiate between a disabled parking bay and a regular parking bay.

A spokesman said: "We no longer use a small section of yellow line to differentiate between bays in this way, but as this one was already there it has been renewed as part of a wider programme of yellow line-painting along Wellington Street.

"The work will have been carried out under our wider road-marking budget so the costs of that specific bit being renewed are probably around £1."

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Image caption Leicester City Council said the double yellow lines for a small section between a normal parking bay and a disabled bay

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