Police have issued a warning to motorists after multiple drivers reportedly drove the wrong way down a one-way town centre road.

Maryport Street, in the centre of Devizes, was temporarily turned into a two-way road to allow access to the Central car park during a Wessex Water roadworks scheme.

Motorists were able to travel both ways down Maryport Street for over a month, during which time the junction of Sidmouth Street, Sheep Street and Monday Market Street was closed to all traffic.

On October 23 Wessex Water began the next section of the project, which saw the junction reopen and Sheep Street close, and the temporary two-way system was ended.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Maryport Street, DevizesMaryport Street, Devizes (Image: Newsquest)

But despite the narrow road now reverting back to a one-way street, officers revealed that they have received multiple reports of cars continuing to drive the wrong way down it, from the New Park Street roundabout.

Drivers have been urged to be alert and follow the road signs.

A spokesperson for the force said: “May we remind you that the temporary two-way traffic system put in place whilst Sidmouth Street was closed has now been lifted and Maryport Street is, once again, a one-way street, accessed only from Sidmouth Street, Monday Market Street or Sheep Street.

“The no-entry signs are once again clearly visible and must be adhered to.”