TRAFFIC lights are still causing delays on a main city route as work to repair a broken sewer was not completed on time.

Work to repair a collapsed sewer in The Tything in Worcester (the A38) was expected to be completed on Wednesday and temporary traffic lights removed, according to Worcestershire Highways.

However, the lights remained in place today as drivers reported delays. One driver said he experienced a delay of around 20 minutes. One driver said: "It was bumper to bumper. I was stuck from Droitwich Road coming into the city from the north. Queueing began in Droitwich Road near Gheluvelt Park." 

Severn Trent has been working to fix a collapsed sewer, which is why temporary lights are in place.

After the sewer has been repaired, the excavation must be backfilled and reinstated, and road markings replaced before the road can be fully reopened.

We have approached Worcestershire County Council and Severn Trent Water for a comment.