Buckshaw Village residents are seeing red over temporary lights

Residents face long waits at the road works in Buckshaw Village
Residents face long waits at the road works in Buckshaw Village
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Lengthy road works have left commuters furious in a Chorley village.

Water firm United Utilities has been conducting maintenance works in Buckshaw Village. While the works are being completed four sets of temporary traffic lights have been placed on Buckshaw Avenue causing huge tailbacks.

And now, in the past two days, villagers have been left frustrated after the temporary lights broke making traffic even worse.

On one occasion all the sets of lights were on red which left cars at a stand still, while another time the lights again broke which left tail backs of more than one mile.

Residents took to social media site Twitter to register their frustrations to United Utilities.

One resident even covered up the traffic lights with black bin bags and turned them away from the road.

The maintenance work is expected to be completed on Monday, November 17 and United Utilities has promised to attend the site.

Coun Mark Perks, ward councillor for Astley and Buckshaw, said: “My Twitter account went mad with residents contacting me about the matter. It’s been a manic few days in the village and there has been plenty of complaints about the situation.

“The traffic has been chaotic.

He added: “I’m hoping that the situation is fixed quickly, it had a major impact on people attending the school and this can’t go on.”

A spokesperson from United Utilities said: “We recognise the inconvenience that the temporary lights have caused, our contractors will be attending the site to ensure they are working properly.

“The engineers will take a look to see whether or not any improvements can be made.”