Wiltshire Council has issued an update after temporary traffic lights on a key road caused hour long delays.

Roadworks are currently ongoing on the A350 Beanacre Road, at Foundry Close in Melksham, and are due to continue until March 29.

On Monday, February 19, the resumption of temporary three-way traffic signals as part of these works caused miles of gridlock in and around the town.

Multiple roads in Melksham were hit by significant congestion during rush hour and queues into the town stretched along the A350 towards both Lacock and Semington.

Wiltshire Council confirmed motorists suffered delays of up to an hour because of the disruption and alterations will now be made to the roadworks.

During morning and evening rush hour, the three-way signals will be replaced by a two-way system to minimise congestion.

Speaking on Twitter, a spokesperson for the council said: “Renewal of traffic signals on A350 Beanacre Road and Foundry Close means delays of up to one hour.

“To help traffic we’ll reconfigure the three-way signals to ensure two-way flow is maintained.

“We'll revert to three-ways after morning rush hour and will revert to two-way by 3.30pm each day to ease disruption.”

The roadworks are in place for a significant scheme to refurbish the traffic signals and pedestrian crossing infrastructure outside Aldi and McDonald’s.