Readers who regularly using a road branded the worst in Britain have had their say on repairs being started to repair its "moon-like" appearance.
Work has now started on the B5016 Station Road as users experience the first road closures as part of five weeks of work to overhaul the pothole-riddled road.
Road closures have now started between 7.30pm and 6am as work starts on resurfacing. Although it is creating an inconvenience most people just desperately want the work to be done.
The work will be split into three phases, with diversions put in place during that time when necessary. The first phase took place last week between the Greycar Business Park island and the approach to Station Road.
The second phase will be all this week, from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25, around the A38 southbound island and all of the approaches to it.
The third phase will be take place from Monday and Friday, August 28 to September 1, on the A38 northbound island and the approach to Station Road. The roads will be open as normal during the weekends.
Burton Mail readers have taken to Facebook to have their say on the works.
Jeanne Duffill said: "Well, the work vehicles have arrived; let's hope the workmen do too."
Roger Cookson said: "Let's hope it's finished by the time St Peter's Bridge is closed. I know a few have said they plan to use Walton as an alternative route."
Rob Howells said: "Makes me laugh. The sign that said work completed summer 2017 – it didn't start until late July. Summer was pretty much over by then. How about dates, not vague seasonal guesses?"
Mick Ward said: "Considering they have been 'working on it two weeks now' there has not been a lot to show for it."
Others have simply said that it was about time the work started.
The Barton road made national headlines because of its poor state, with drivers saying travelling over the surface was like "driving over the moon".
The five-week scheme will see the potholed B5016 Station Road resurfaced, along with three roundabouts and slip roads onto the A38. Kerbs and ironworks will also be replaced as part of the project, say roads bosses.
It is part of a £500,000 project to improve roads which form part of a junction of the A38 in East Staffordshire.