Main road traffic light delays end

TEMPORARY traffic lights should be a thing of the past on a main route into Bridlington.

Since February drivers have suffered occasional delays due to roadworks on Scarborough Road, next to the New Pasture Lane estate, due to work connected to a £500,000 scheme by Yorkshire Water.

The company is creating a huge underground water tank capable of holding more than 360,000 litres of waste water – equivalent to 4,500 baths full – which should put an end to sewer flooding during severe weather.

The tank will collect storm water during wet weather and hold it until it is safe for it to be released back into the local sewer network.

The traffic lights, near the junction with New Pasture Close, have caused delays on Scarborough Road for a number of weeks, but there were no temporary lights there during the busy Easter period.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: “We would like to thank customers in the area for their patience whilst we have been carrying out essential work.

“It has now been completed as scheduled and all traffic restrictions removed in time for the holiday season.

“However, due to some further improvements we want to make we are going to be working on the grass verges to the side of the road until July.

“We do not anticipate any traffic restrictions because of this extra work.”