When Planning Goes Horribly Wrong
Blundering Chinese officials were forced to cut a motorway in half to go around a block of flats after they accidentally erected the building in its proposed path then realised it would cost too much to relocate the tenants.
Construction workers had to squeeze the eight-lane highway into four and subsequently left furious residents stuck in the middle of a busy road.
They had just been moved from their previous homes to make way for a park so refused to move again unless they were heavily compensated.
So the council decided to save a small fortune by leaving the flats in place.
The council then started negotiations with the tenants, but with their new, modern flats they wanted even more compensation, and after several months of failed negotiations, the council simply gave up and built around the problem.
But the road has been branded a waste of time and money as it has done little to solve the problem of rush-hour congestion that it was designed to solve.