WEEKS of roadworks misery have come to an end for some motorists in Burton – but others will continue to face traffic misery heading into next month.
Drivers have been plagued by works on four major roads in the town for some time, as work is carried out on the highways over the same period.
Three of the projects – on Shobnall Road, Rolleston Road and Hawkins Lane – have come to an end this week, but works are set to continue until September at two sites on Tutbury Road.
Temporary traffic lights have been in place at all of the sites, causing tailbacks, particularly at rush hour. On Hawkins Lane some motorists took to heading through the industrial estates to avoid the delays.
Staffordshire County Council said the schemes had been organised to take place during school summer holidays as it was deemed to be less disruptive than at other times.
Councillor Simon Tagg, cabinet support member for transport, told the Mail: “Road improvement works are carefully coordinated in order to cause the least amount of disruption as possible.
“The school holiday period is perhaps the quietest on the road network and that is why works are often scheduled for this time.
“Unfortunately there will always be some degree of disruption and we would ask people to bear with us while this is carried out.
“However we need to make sure our road network is maintained to the highest standard; which we know is a priority for people and businesses.”
Works taking place on Tutbury Road involve the access point to a school, a council spokesman said, and so the work could not have been carried out at any other time.
This project, which is taking place over two sites, has been running for several weeks and is due to continue into September. Work may have been completed before that date, however, according to the council.