Roadworks to cause motorists delays

Motorists across the Five Towns face delays as roadworks get underway after the festive break.

Traffic on Pontefract Road in Featherstone will be controlled by two and three way lights at the junction with Ackworth Road due to work to replace the gas mains.

There could also be delays on Pretoria Street as the road will be closed at the junction with Green Lane.

There is a diversion in place and the road will be closed until January 24.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in place on Station Lane in Featherstone at the junction with Green Lane. Delays are expected for around eight weeks.

Motorists also face delays in Pontefract.

The Circle, on the Chequerfield estate, will be closed for resurfacing until January 17.

A signed diversion is in place on the estate.

For more information or for details of ongoing roadworks across the Five 
Towns visit the Wakefield Council website at