WORK is set to finally start to install permanent traffic lights at a notorious junction after nearly two years of delays.

Motorists have complained about hold-ups in Station Road, Pershore ever since new homes were built by Persimmon Homes.

Drivers are currently held up at the junction at Station Road by temporary traffic lights which have caused extra delays for commuters.

Worcestershire County Councillor Alan Amos, who is in charge of the county’s highways department, has confirmed that work is now expected to start during the school holidays.

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed the news after meeting with county highways chiefs and the house builder to try and find a solution to allow the approved construction work to take place.

Mrs Baldwin said: “This whole saga has been extremely frustrating for local people but I am pleased that we are finally close to a solution.

“The traffic light solution was pledged as part of the original planning permission and I am told this work will now start as soon as Pershore High School has broken up for the summer.

“I have made the point that it is important that the county highways team learns from this episode.

“Personally, I have met with local councillors and received dozens of local views about this junction and the new link road. I hope that the county team will ensure that all views are taken into account when the Pershore Link Road construction work is planned.

"However, as one of the many motorists who regularly uses this road, I will welcome a free flowing junction which works well both for road users and pedestrians.”