Drivers face new delays on A153

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Motorists have been asked to be patient after roadworks started this week on one of the main routes into Horncastle.

Work commenced on Monday on repairs to the A153 Louth Road between the village of West Ashby and Horncastle.

The road has been reduced to a single carriageway and vehicles are being controlled by temporary traffic lights.

According to reports, there have been delays at busier times, particularly before 9am and 5pm.

The work is part of Lincolnshire County Council’s on-going bid to improve road surfaces.

Car owner Paul Duncan, of Louth, said: “I drive from Louth to Horncastle five days a week.

“I can appreciate the work has to be done but it seems there have been traffic lights on this road for most of the year.

“First, the lights were in West Ashby, then in Horncastle and now they’ve started up again.

“I hate to think how much time I’ve wasted. Surely the work could have done at once.”

Sue James, of Horncastle, said she was frustrated by more hold ups.

She added: “I take my kids to school and start work at 9am.

“On Monday, I was waiting for what seemed like ages at the lights - and there was little or no traffic coming through the other way.

“Ok, the road needs repairing but a lot of people aren’t happy.”