PEMBROKE Dock has a new set of traffic lights but are they making congestion worse? That’s what local councillor Joshua Beynon wants to know.

Cllr Beynon has contacted the South Wales Trunk Road Agency to complain about “gridlocked, congestion” since the switch on of the lights outside Aldi on the town’s London Road this week.

He said the lights had “only added to congestion in the area and not improved road users experiences of the road network.”

Adding that he had suggested a roundabout would be more suitable at the time the plan was proposed.

He put a call out over social media for drivers to take photos of their own experience of the road to add to his letter after seeing how quickly congestion started – which was worse than when the road works were being carried out – after the switch on.

“Severe delays and traffic congestion on every approach to the junction putting further strain on residential streets within the town and back lanes which avoid the junction altogether,” adds Cllr Beyon’s letter.

He also refers to delays and damaged caused to a cemetery wall, killing trees, in the construction of new network.

He adds that there were “multiple complaints from road users who have spent more than 20 minutes just attempting to get through the junction with delays reaching a mile back in some instances.”

Both the Welsh Government and Pembrokeshire County Council said the situation would be monitored.

A Welsh Government spokesman added:  “We have instructed our agents to monitor the traffic lights on a daily basis and ensure specialist engineers continue to review their operation and maximise their efficiency without compromising safety.

“The primary reason for the installation of the traffic lights is road safety of all road users on a very busy trunk road in Pembroke Dock which existed prior to the installation of the these traffic lights.  We recognise the installation may have added to congestion. We will continue to monitor the situation and make any adjustments as necessary to improve this.”

A council spokesman said the authority was aware of the concerns of road users and was assessing any possible impact on council maintained roads.