An emergency lane closure is leading to long rush hour delays into Northampton.
Anglian Water is carrying out lead replacement work in Spencer Bridge Road, but a HGV broke the plates they use to cover the excavation work.
The roadworks are at the junction of Spencer Bridge Road and Gladstone Road, heading into town, and the emergency closure blocked the right hand lane at the traffic lights.
The lane was due to reopen on Tuesday afternoon, but this didn’t happen. And at rush hour on Wednesday, no contractors were working on the site.
This caused extensive delays on both Tuesday and Wednesday, with traffic slowed to a crawl around the traffic lights in Spencer Bridge Road and Weedon Road, and from the Harlestone Road/Bants Lane/Mill Lane roundabout.
The roadworks are scheduled to finish on March 4.