MOTORISTS are facing more delays than normal in Hereford today (Tuesday) due to temporary traffic lights on a busy stretch of road.

The three-way lights, installed on Newtown Road and Mortimer Road, is causing vehicles to back up on approaching roads, including Edgar Street, Grandstand Road and Holmer Road.


Earlier this morning, it took 25 minutes to travel from the Old Market shopping centre to the Pizza Hut roundabout, with traffic backed up along Edgar Street. 

A sign placed by the lights state that the work is being carried out by Morrison Water Services, working on behalf of Welsh Water. 

Herefordshire Council's online map of roadworks shows that the lights are set to be in place until 11.59pm on Friday (April 15).