Gas works and temporary lights in Beaconsfield New Town have left frustrated drivers sitting in "gridlocked" traffic

Three-way lights on Station Road were put in place last week by Cadent Gas after a gas leak was discovered on February 8. 

But the works have caused misery for drivers who have been forced to sit in queues all day - but particularly at rush hour. 

This morning, Carousel Buses said there was a 32-minute delay on the BB11 school bus because of the busy traffic in the town. 

David Vick said the New Town is "complete gridlock" because only one lane of traffic can cross the railway bridge at one time. 

He said: "It's mainly a problem during school run rush-hour, when all roads into the Waitrose roundabout are clogged, although still slow at other times.

"Not sure what they're actually doing on the bridge, but it's been like this for several days now."

The Beaconsfield Society added that the traffic is "crazy" because of the temporary lights. 

Matt Lance advised drivers to avoid the town because it is an "absolute mess", while Letty Probett said the situation was "terrible" and "must be affecting businesses". 

Meanwhile, Ross Fullerton shared a photo of the effect it was having on commuters trying to get out of the railway station car park. 

Mark Averill, head of highways at Transport for Bucks, said: "Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) are aware of delays on Station Road, Beaconsfield. An emergency gas leak started on February 8 and as a result, Cadent Gas have been working on site to rectify the situation since then.

"A TfB technician attended the site this morning (February 11) and has confirmed that the gas leak has been fixed but the reinstatement is outstanding.

"Due to the location of the excavation, the multi-way signals cannot be removed.

"TfB are in contact with Cadent Gas to ensure the final stage of these works take place as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary delays."