There are long delays in Penryn after temporary traffic lights were installed on Commercial Road this morning.

Roadworks by South West Water to repair a collapsed sewer pipe are due to last until Tuesday next week (October 29).

Work to repair the road surface on Bar Lane also started today meaning that the road will be closed and traffic lights installed on Bar Road to control the loading of dumpers between now and November 1.

Motorists in Falmouth and Penryn are facing disruption as contractors carry out work on several main roads in the two towns.

Traffic lights were set up in Trescobeas Road last week by Western Power Distribution and are due to come down when work finishes next Monday (October 28).

Melvill Road and Western Terrace are seeing long delays as four-way traffic lights have been installed on the roundabout at Woodlane whilst gas mains works are carried out between September 30 and December 24.

Traffic on Bickland Water Road is being controlled by lights whilst improvements are made to the highway funded by Taylor Wimpey's Chy An Dowr housing development.

The work started on September 3 and is planned to end on November 22.

A temporary speed restriction of 40mph has been put in place on the A39 Penryn bypass between May 27 2019 and September 27 2020 for water treatment works to be carried out.

There are also traffic lights on Swanpool Road which were set up on September 30 when Cornwall Council started work to install a new sewer storm drain.

This work is due to finish on November 19.

A Cornwall Council spokesperson told the Packet: "Road works have been coordinated by the contractors in line with the code of practice for traffic management and timed to avoid the summer months.

"As the dates for work are the minimum distance apart and don’t conflict with any diversion routes, we have no grounds on which to refuse them.

"We’re aware that some works are causing disruption and have issued directions to the contractors to manually control the lights where necessary to reduce delays as much as possible."