TEMPORARY traffic light on the A49 in Herefordshire have finally been removed.

For three months, Welsh Water was carrying out work in Wellington Marsh just before you get to the turn off for Wellington village. 

At various times, drivers were held up in the traffic, with the A49 a key route between Hereford and Leominster. However, the lights have now been removed. 


A Welsh Water spokesperson said: “The traffic management we had in place on the A49 at Wellington Marsh has been there to help us to safely move flows around the wastewater system using tankers. 

"This kind of operation is quite routine during wet winter months and helps us to keep the system operating efficiently.  

“The lights have now been removed and we would like to thank people in that area for bearing with us and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

However, even though there is a relief that these lights have been removed, drivers have faced even more delays further south along the A49 today (May 15). 

Four-way lights at the Starting Gate roundabout in Hereford have caused havoc, with traffic backed up as far north on the A49 as Moreton-on-Lugg.

Holmer Road has also been stationary, with traffic stretching along Edgar Street and Grandstand Road, with even Three Elms Road and Kings Acre experiencing knock-on effects. 

Emergency work was being carried out after workers hit a sewer.

Repairs were hoping to be completed this morning; however they were not finished until 3pm this afternoon.