Misbehaving motorists have prompted a road in Brighton to be closed down completely for an extended period of time.
According to The Argus, Ditchling Road will now be totally shut off until March 23rd. The restrictions have been imposed after several drivers ignored the initial southbound closure of the street and simply drove around traffic cones.
Police had to be called to monitor the situation and local buses have had to be rerouted as a result of driver actions, which led to a number of "near-misses" with other cars, a spokesperson from Brighton & Hove City Council remarked.
The maintenance work, which had been due to be completed by February 24th, is being carried out by UK Power Networks. Concrete repair work may be required after engineers have finished fixing a 33,000-volt cable between Viaduct Road and Warleigh Road.
Commenting on the motoring restrictions, a representative from the company said: "In this case numerous drivers were disregarding the southbound road closure and the local authority advised us to alert the police."
According to West Sussex Gazette, nearby Worthing will also feature a number of traffic calming measures over the next month as part of a £50,000 West Sussex Council scheme.
Starting next week, construction work will take place at the Marine Parade, Rowlands Road and Manor Road junctions. The project is predicted to take four weeks to complete.