MOTORISTS in Wellington endured a second weekend of chaos after temporary traffic lights were brought back into use outside a site for a new Lidl supermarket.

The four-way lights were in operation 24 hours a day on the Cades roundabout across the weekend despite no work taking place for long periods of time.

It resulted in lengthy traffic queues on the B3187 Taunton Road into and out of the town, as well as delays for vehicles trying to leave by the only exit from the Cades housing estate.

Some drivers became so frustrated that they were seen jumping red lights and driving across the roundabout.

An absence of ‘no parking’ cones also saw inconsiderate motorists park on both sides of Torres Vedras Drive, leaving only a narrow passage for vehicles, which some residents blamed on Lidl construction workers.

Wellington Lidl Cades Torres Vedras Drive inconsiderate parking
Inconsiderate parking during roadworks in Torres Vedras Drive, Wellington, on Sunday. ( )

Lidl had apologised in advance for the disruption and said the work was necessary for an access to be built to the new store.

The roadworks have been sanctioned by Somerset County Council, which said it was liaising with the contractors to minimise disruption.

The will continue until February 15, including a complete closure of Nynehead Road next week from Monday to Wednesday.

There were fewer complaints on social media about the disruption this week, although one user described it as ‘a nightmare’ and another said they were having to leave for work half-an-hour earlier than usual.