Red light for Mayfield Road motorists

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Chaos continues to reign at the Mayfield Road junction - but the county council says works are progressing well and are still set to be completed on time.

Resurfacing has been taking place this week in the middle section of the junction overnight in a bid to shortern queues, say the authority.

But on Tuesday and Wednesday the town was gridlocked, repeating scenes from last month when traffic was stood along the New Bridge, Church Street, swing bridge and Bagdale as vehicles waited their turn to get through temporary lights.

On Wednesday evening at around 6pm it was reported that cars were even queuing to get out of the Co-op car park and onto Langborne Road and New Quay Road as traffic backed up down Prospect Hill and Bagdale.

Contractors have said that drivers running red lights are partly to blame because the system resets itself and starts from the beginning.

Cllr David Chance, member for the Mayfield cum Mulgrave ward said: “Traffic volumes have increased and we would ask drivers to be patient and allow extra time for their journeys while the works continue.

“It is good news that the contractors are on schedule to complete these long-awaited works before the school holidays and tha start of the summer season.”