This has seen the fountain roundabout closed to traffic with the traffic light controlled single lane now starting from the back of Argos on the seafront. This has been causing delays to traffic wanting to turn onto the seafront from Queens Road or Castle Hill Road.
The works are being carried out to lay new gas pipes. Pedestrians have also been affected with four large fenced off holes making it more difficult to navigate the seafront pavement near Pelham Crescent and the Deluxe amusements.
Ore resident Mike Spender said: “The lights were not working at one point last week and traffic was almost backed up to Ore. It was chaos.
“They are laying new gas pipes and the work has to be done sometime, There would be disruption anyway and this is probably the best time of year to do it.”