Council cover Lennymuir pothole with fresh 20mph signage

A pothole covered by a fresh 20mph sign in Edinburgh. Picture; William Imrie

A pothole covered by a fresh 20mph sign in Edinburgh. Picture; William Imrie

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COUNCIL workmen have been blasted for painting a 20mph sign over a pothole-strewn patch of road.

Baffled residents on Lennymuir, beside Edinburgh Airport, compared the move to “applying a lick of paint to rotten wood”.

Local William Imrie said: “As soon as cold weather hits, that sign will be torn up. The actual road markings to highlight the middle of the road are completely faded too.”