Motor misery as more roadworks cause long delays

Falsgrave Roadworks . Creating traffic tailbacks on Falsgrave rd.. pic Richard Ponter 154804b

Falsgrave Roadworks . Creating traffic tailbacks on Falsgrave rd.. pic Richard Ponter 154804b

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Drivers have been left cursing the name of Northern Gas Networks once again this week.

Temporary traffic lights have been up once again at the junction of Falsgrave Road and Seamer Road - for what is believed to be at least the tenth time in the last five years the same route has been affected.

It has led to long queues of traffic snaking through the town at peak times, causing much anger on social media.

Northern Gas Networks apologised to motorists but said the misery would continue for at least another week.

Richard White, customer operations area manager, North Riding at Northern Gas Networks said: “Engineers from Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are carrying out essential work to repair a gas main at the junction of Fulsgrave Road and Seamer Road in Scarborough.

“The work began on Monday November 9, as planned with Scarborough Borough Council and is expected to be completed by the end of next week.

“In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently it has been necessary to install temporary four-way manned (between 7am-7pm) traffic lights at the junction of Falsgrave Road and Seamer Road.

“We know that no one likes roadworks and we have two engineering teams working from 8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.

“We’d like to take the opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential work.”

Unconnected roadworks in Ramshill and Filey Road has meant that drivers have had little escape from delays this week as the main arteries out of the town quickly ground to a standstill,