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The city council in Footscray, Melbourne asked artisans to build new driveways. But they forgot to lower the pavement to make cars run smoothly on the road. Pictured: Essex Street

You are joking! Forget traditions to lower the sidewalk on every driveway into a street – and then correct the blunder with a laughable patch-up job

  • Council in Footscray, Melbourne asked the traders to build new driveways
  • But they forgot to lower the pavement to make cars run smoothly on the road
  • To correct their error, the traders built improvised ramps from asphalt
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Blundering traders have blocked residents from entering their homes.

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The city council in Footscray, Melbourne asked the traders to build new driveways in a street.

But they forgot to lower the pavement to make cars run smoothly on the road.

To correct their extraordinary mistakes, traders built improvised ramps from asphalt.

The city council in Footscray, Melbourne asked artisans to build new driveways. But they forgot to lower the pavement to make cars run smoothly on the road. Pictured: Essex Street

The city council in Footscray, Melbourne asked artisans to build new driveways. But they forgot to lower the pavement to make cars run smoothly on the road. Pictured: Essex Street

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Resident Jim Gray blew up the city council when he spoke at the Melbourne radio station 3AW.

& # 39; Normally you would have a driveway with a nice driveway descending on the bitumen, but they have built a sturdy gutter with no slope & he said.

& # 39; But to remedy this, the Maribyrnong Council geniuses have placed a piece of asphalt in the gutter that blocks the gutter and sooner or later falls apart. & # 39;

Mr. Gray said he wanted a permanent fix as soon as possible because some elderly and disabled people in the area were struggling to move around.

& # 39; They have also done this for pedestrian crossings. There are disabled and elderly people in this area and they can no longer use the streets, & he said.

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A spokesperson for the Maribyrnong City Council said: & We are currently installing elevated intersections in Essex Street, West Footscray to make the area safer and more accessible to all road users.

& # 39; As the works progressed, curbs and canals were installed on driveways with bitumen slopes as an interim measure to ensure that residents had continuous access to their driveways.

& # 39; We expect the elevated intersections on Essex Street to be complete by the end of the week. & # 39;

This image of google maps shows the street before the driveways were installed

This image of google maps shows the street before the driveways were installed

This image of google maps shows the street before the driveways were installed

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