The roadworks which caused massive problems for drivers using Lindley Moor Road at Ainley Top have been removed.

Contractors working for Yorkshire Water completed work at the site this afternoon and took away traffic lights which were responsible for long queues backing up on to the M62, after talks with Kirklees Council highways officers.

Angry drivers have called for action after roadworks caused massive traffic jams.

Many drivers were caught up in huge tailbacks stretching back along the M62 because of the lights outside the Taylor Wimpey development in Lindley Moor Road.

The lights were a few hundreds yards from the Ainley Top roundabout which takes traffic heading to and from the M62.

 

Mount driver Andrew Webb was one of those caught up in the chaos on Monday evening.

Andrew, who works in Leeds, had to queue for more than 30 minutes in a jam stretching back three miles.

“I noticed the lights in the morning and was held up, but thought it was for urgent work.

“When I was coming home on the M62 in the evening, I reached Brighouse and saw a queue in the inside lane which stretched all the way up to Ainley Top.

“I thought it must have been a bad crash or something as all the roads leading to the Ainley Top roundabout were blocked. That roundabout has been much better since they brought in a third lane and lights, but it turned out it was the lights in Lindley Moor Road that were causing all the problems.

“It would have been far better to have a guy on site controlling the lights or using a Stop-Go lollipop; there was no traffic heading down Lindley Moor towards the roundabout at the time."