RESIDENTS in Brighton Hill are being warned that road works described as "incredibly dangerous" will be returning.

Gas company SGN have been replacing the gas main on Brighton Way since mid-July, which has caused traffic chaos.

The entrance to Quilter Road was closed off whilst the works were carried out, as well as one lane of Brighton Way between the two mini-roundabouts outside Asda.

Last week, the temporary traffic lights had disappeared and the road re-opened fully.

But for residents of Brighton Hill and shoppers of Asda, the disruption is not over yet.

SGN have confirmed that the works have been "temporarily paused", and that they will need to return "at a later date" to complete the works.

They decided to halt progress last week after discussions with Hampshire County Council.

Bradley Barlow, spokesperson for SGN, told The Gazette: "Following consultation with the local authority, we have temporarily paused our work to replace the gas main in Brighton Way in Basingstoke.

"We will need to return to complete our work at a later date and our contractor ITS will discuss our work schedule and traffic management options with the local authority."

The road works had drawn criticism from residents, with Brighton Hill North councillor Andy Konieczko telling The Gazette that he had numerous complaints from residents.

He added that at peak times, the traffic was backing up on Brighton Hill roundabout, labelling it "extremely dangerous".

"I was complaining to [SGN] quite frequently regarding the disruption at peak times," he said.

"They are saying that they are doing their best to manually control the lights.

"The work needs to be done, it is not a great place for it but it has to be done sadly.

"It is frustrating. It will be interesting to see what happens here."