Five-way traffic lights causing 'absolute chaos' on Cromwell Road removed

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The five-way traffic lights causing "absolute chaos" on Cromwell Road in Grimsby have been cleared this afternoon (Tuesday, June 4).

The temporary multi-way signals have been in place near the Market Hotel roundabout since the morning of Wednesday, May 29 to allow workers from Cadent Gas to carry out essential works in the area.

Although the works are listed on the North East Lincolnshire Council website as being due to finish on Friday, June 14, the temporary traffic lights have now been removed, after motorists were "pushing through them" on red lights, thinking they had broken.

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A Council spokesperson told Grimsby Live: "Cadent Gas’ roadworks on Cromwell Road are ongoing however the temporary traffic signals on Market Hotel roundabout have been removed."

There had been a public outcry on social media about the queues and delays in the area, with one person writing: "Absolute chaos at Market Hotel roundabout, they are actually five way lights, they take so long people are assuming they're broken and pushing through them meeting traffic head on."

"Took me 25 mins to get from work on Charlton Street to the Leisure Centre. Absolutely ridiculous system," said another.

Another person wrote: "Meanwhile in the 70s and 80s, put a few cones out, do the work, put the cones away, no one inconvenienced."