Buxton roadworks misery could end tomorrow

Temporary traffic lights which have been causing misery for Buxton motorists are expected to be removed tomorrow.

BT began work yesterday (Monday) on Fairfield Road, with three-way traffic lights in operation near to the former Prince of Wales pub.

The lights have caused major hold-ups for drivers trying to get through town, and the work was expected to last until July 31.

But Derbyshire County Council, who gave permission for the works to go ahead, have said the project is progressing well and it is hoped the lights will be removed by the end of tomorrow (Wednesday).

BT have said the project involves vital maintenance work to replace a large concrete, underground chamber outside 11a Fairfield Road.

In a statement they added: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this vital work to replace and re-build a large underground chamber is causing to road users. All the correct permissions are in place for this work to take place and engineers will aim to complete the job as quickly as possible.”

The three-way traffic lights are situated near to the former Prince of Wales pub on Fairfield Road.

The three-way traffic lights are situated near to the former Prince of Wales pub on Fairfield Road.