THERE is set to be more "traffic chaos" expected in the middle of Moreton  in the coming weeks.

Two sets of temporary traffic lights are scheduled to be put up on the busy A429 Fosse Way by Gigaclear and National Grid respectively with one following the other time-wise.

They will be in the High Street by the turn for the A44, where there is also due to be more roadworks, and then by the Spitfire Homes development Ellenbrook near North Cotswolds Hospital.

Town resident Sue Heady, who runs community Facebook page Moreton-in-Marsh, said: "It is likely to leave the High Street gridlocked with standing or very slow-moving traffic while the lights are up.

"This is an ongoing issue, mainly due to the Spitfire Homes being constructed opposite the North Cotswolds Hospital.

"There were temporary traffic lights prior to Christmas which caused traffic chaos and I'm sure there will be more in the coming months causing more problems.

"High Street businesses say it impacts their trade because, instead of stopping to spend 30 minutes or an hour in town having a coffee and a browse, visitors just sit in traffic and look to get out as soon as possible."

The Stow Road traffic control with multi-way signals by the hospital and new Spitfire development is for work by energy company National Grid.

It is due to run from Monday, January 15 until Thursday, February 1, according to the Gloucestershire County Council website which adds delays will be possible.

The website states delays are likely beforehand for the High Street work by broadband provider Gigaclear which also involves multi-way signals and is due to be in effect from Thursday, January 11 until Monday, January 15.

They will be followed by more temporary lights for Gigaclear work in Oxford Street and London Road on the A44 from Tuesday, January 16 until Thursday, January 18 with delays likely.

Solihull-based Spitfire Homes has previously acknowledged that roadworks along the A429 through Moreton may cause travel delays for local residents and apologised for any inconvenience this may cause.

It is working on the first phase of a site that will eventually deliver 250 new homes which cover 38.7 acres of land.

Meanwhile, Gigaclear began carrying out work in 2022 to expand to more homes and businesses in Moreton.

The Abingdon-based company said at the time it would attempt to minimise disruption.