An unpopular set of traffic lights in Llanidloes town centre will remain in place until the end of April.

As Llanidloes residents and business owners have expressed their frustration at people being put off visiting the down centre while the Old Market Hall undergoes repairs, Powys Council confirmed the lights will be removed by the end of the month.

A spokesperson for Powys County Council said: “Work on the Old Market Hall is continuing and it is anticipated that the external scaffolding and traffic lights will be removed by the end of April.


“The scaffolding and traffic lights have been essential in protecting the safety of contractors and general public in the area while maintaining traffic flow through the town as the works have taken place.

“The phasing of the works has been difficult as the repair and redecoration were required on each elevation of the building and every effort has been made to keep roads open where possible and maintain traffic flow in the town.

“The council would like to thank local residents for their patience while the works have taken place.”

Plaid Cymru criticised the extended inconvenience, saying via social media: “This is not good enough. Businesses in Llanidloes have lost a lot of customers with these lights and shows the incompetence of the Lib Dem led council.”