The new double yellow lines were painted following the installation of a new gas service
The road-markings were painted by contractors when a new patch of tarmac was laid after work was completed on a gas main.
Following regulations, the workmen repainted the double yellow lines – enough to cover half a small car – though the rest have worn away.
Locals in Hayle, Cornwall say they are “baffled” by the lines and have no idea what will happen if they park on them.
Cornwall Council said: “The lines in question were put in place by Wales and West’s contractors following the installation of a new gas service.
The new lines were painted to replace lines which had faded on the road they had replaced
The new lines replace lines which had faded on the piece of road that they have reinstated
“The new lines replace lines which had faded on the piece of road that they have reinstated.”
These double yellow lines come just months after another council was slammed for painting lines over potholes instead of filling them in.
Residents and councillors in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, were left seething when workmen painted over the hole rather than fixing them.