WITH VIDEO: A builders' blunder at a new bus stop which left people walking out in the road to get around it, has been rebuilt.
Nottinghamshire County Council sent contractors in the day after the 'ridiculous' shelter was put up, inches away from a brick wall with barely enough room to get a pushchair through it.
Dozens of complaints were made about the new bus shelter in Burns Lane, Warsop, which was reportedly built too close to a brick wall by accident.
And as elderly and disabled people in mobility scooters were being forced to take their chances with traffic to avoid it, many branded the blunder as 'dangerous' and 'ridiculous.
Mum Kerry Wraith said: "It's on the route to two schools, so it's making it very dangerous as people are having to walk around onto the road to get past it with children. It's ridiculous."
Diane Humphries of Warsop had a difficult time passing the bus stop in her mobility scooter, while on her way home from the shops. Another elderly gentleman was forced to risk injury and pass on the road because his scooted was too wide to get through the gap, roughly two feet wide.
Diane said: "They only put up yesterday and i couldn't get by at all so I don't know what other people are going to do."
And as the 71-year-old tried to get past the bus stop on her way home from shopping at Boyes, she struggled to squeeze through the small gap.
She was apprehensive as she tried to get past: "There's no way I'm getting through there," she said. And it was only with great patience she was able to manoeuvre the tight squeeze towards open pavement on the other side.
Another resident who had a wider mobility scooter couldn't gt through at all.
He said: "You can't get past. It's terrible, I've had to come up the road. They've put it in the wrong place. Where it used to be, we never had no problem before."
But Nottinghamshire County Council stressed that as soon as they heard about the issue they asked for it to be corrected by builders, and residents report that the bus stop was re-built by lunchtime yesterday (Tuesday, March 8).
Elliott Mizen, the County Council’s transport facilities manager: “The new bus shelter was installed on Monday and we were alerted to the fact that it was in the wrong place on Tuesday morning."
“We alerted our contractor who promised he would fix it immediately. He was as good as his word and it was repositioned on Tuesday afternoon – and at no extra cost to the Notts tax-payer."
“The shelter is now exactly where it should be, with over a metre’s clearance between it and the wall, giving people room to pass by.”