MOTORISTS faced traffic chaos travelling on the A689 into Hartlepool due to ongoing road works.
Stockton Road ,heading east into the town, is down to one lane near to the junction with Rossmere Way.
It has been affecting traffic back past the Owton Manor Lodge roundabout, particularly around rush-hour and school pick-up and drop-off times.
This work is being carried out by Northern Power Grid.
Further down the A689, the road is again down to one lane on the approach to the Belle Vue Way/Brenda Road roundabout, as a result of work being carried out by Hartlepool Borough Council.
Motorists were again left crawling along the carriageway.
This work is part of the final phase of a £600,000 project of repairs and improvements, which will not be completed until mid-March.