MOTORISTS have been subjected to more gridlock chaos after one lane of two carriageways of the A38 near Burton were shut to mend a barrier damaged after a lorry crash.
Traffic had to suffer tailbacks stretching from the Wychnor junction to Branston on both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the A38 yesterday while repair work was carried out on the central reservation barrier.
It comes just a few weeks after Burton’s MP urged highway bosses to put in place additional safety measures across the entire section of the A38 following a crash involving 10 vehicles.
Last month, Andrew Griffiths called on the Highways Agency to investigate putting in place a lower speed limit along more sections of the carriageway, only months after winning a campaign to get similar measures installed between Branston and Barton under Needwood.
On Thursday traffic was delayed when a lorry crashed into the central reservation. The crash was reported at 3.30pm yesterday after the HGV hit the barrier on the southbound carriageway near Catholme.
There were no injuries but the barrier was badly damaged.
Earlier that morning, the northbound carriageway near Findern was closed for more than three hours after a crash involving two cars and a lorry.
One driver of a Rover 420 was taken Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, with severe but not life-threatening head injuries.
The tailbacks were reported to have stretched back into Burton.
While the A38 was hit again with tailbacks from Repton Road, Willington at 5pm following a crash between two cars and a bus and two women had to be cut out of their vehicles.