Motorists in Wiltshire are facing further delays on a busy A-road after temporary traffic lights caused long rush hour queues.

Drivers found themselves stuck in heavy traffic on the A4, between Calne and Derry Hill, during both the morning and evening rush hour on Tuesday, February 20, after roadworks began the previous day.

Congestion was heavy again on Tuesday morning with the multi-way traffic signals due to remain in place at Chilvester Hill, where the A4 meets the A3102, until March 1.

The ongoing roadworks are the responsibility of Global Utility Connections and will allow utility repair and maintenance works in the area.

Many drivers reported significant delays to their journeys while travelling in and out of Calne on the A4 during the last few days, describing the roadworks as a “nightmare”.

One commuter said: “It took me 55 minutes to get from Lyneham to Derry Hill this morning.

“Took me 45 minutes to get home again this evening. Usually takes no longer than 15 minutes each way.

“I've just started a new job and it really didn't look good and left me stressed out for the rest of the day.”

Another added: “For anyone thinking of going to Calne or Chippenham or anywhere in between, don’t bother, that is all.

“Go back to bed and save yourself the stress.”