The removal of traffic signal detection loops during resurfacing works on roads in Enniskillen has been behind the long delays in traffic, the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) has said.

Roadworks in the town, on Henry Street, caused chaos on Sunday, January 26 which saw the road along with Queen Street closed to traffic resulting in massive tailbacks along the Sligo Road.

A DfI spokesman said: “Due to the resurfacing works on Henry Street the traffic signal detection loops within the carriageway asphalt have been temporarily removed. This unavoidably affects the sequencing of the signals and the Department is aware that this has led to some delays at peak times.

“To address this the Department has introduced temporary detection measures and will continue to monitor levels of traffic at this junction and take appropriate action as required. The scheme is expected to be completed on Sunday 9 February at which point the signals will return to normal operation.”

Henry Street is benefitting from a £100,000 road improvement scheme.

The improvement works include resurfacing a 180 metre stretch of road from its junction with the A4 Anne Street to approximately 50 metres south of its junction with Old Henry Street, improving its strength.