HOLLISTER, Calif. —
A newly repaved and stripped street in Hollister is causing confusion for drivers and community members.
The lanes along Ladd Lane were incorrectly drawn.
“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,” said Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez.
The city redesigned Ladd Lane to add a bike lane and central circles on the road. Their goal was to add those obstructions to slow traffic and prevent people from using the street as a drag racing strip.
The lanes were supposed to be slightly curved but ended up looking zig-zag-like and not straight.
WONKY ROAD | Drivers in Hollister are confused by some new road lines along Ladd Lane. Some people chose to ignore them, while others went along for the loopy ride. The city says the lines will be fixed. pic.twitter.com/eqxfJFkoxk— KSBW Action News 8 (@ksbw) July 23, 2022
“Basically, it just comes down to the contractor. Somebody didn’t read the plans correctly,” said Velazquez. “It was not designed to look very odd.”
Contractors will begin work to fix the lanes on Monday, with no added cost to taxpayers.