Commuters are facing frustration in the city centre as temporary traffic lights cause long tailbacks.

Temporary two-way signals in Barrack Street, near the junction for Nuffield Health gym, are in place to allow Cadent Gas teams to carry out utility repair and maintenance in the area. 

Queuing traffic has been causing rush hour congestion at the Bishop Bridge Road roundabout at the bottom of Ketts Hill, as well as at the other end at the St Crispins Road roundabout.

Norwich Evening News: Barrack Street has been restricted to one lane Barrack Street has been restricted to one lane (Image: Newsquest)

The permanent traffic lights at the entrance to Saint James Meadow have been deactivated. 

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The temporary lights are expected to remain in place until midnight on Tuesday, November 14, however, this may change. 

The news follows shortly after the road saw more than a month of lane restrictions for work to improve safety conditions on Bishop Bridge Road roundabout.

Council workers re-shaped the centre of the roundabout along with the approaches and exits to reduce vehicle speeds and improve visibility following several cycling-related accidents.