THOUSANDS of motorists were left fuming yesterday in huge queues of traffic as contractors worked on resurfacing the carriageway at Bradley Bar.
And a business says the scheme has cost it thousands of pounds in lost sales.
Although there have been hold-ups for the past fortnight, yesterday was the worst because a four-way traffic control was introduced so contractors could repaint the white lines around the large roundabout – a painstaking and meticulous process.
Traffic stretched for hundreds of yards in all four directions – from Fartown, Ainley Top, Brighouse and towards Leeds.
Yvonne Kershaw, manager of Bradley Villa Farm, said she has been left counting the cost of the roadworks.
She said: “It’s been horrendous for the past fortnight and today has been the worst since it all started.
“There’s just nothing going on in our yard. A couple of wholesalers who come every week said it had taken them a long time to get in.