TEMPORARY lights will be switched back on from today which will hold up drivers travelling on the A35 west of Dorchester.

National Grid is in the process of removing pylons from the west Dorset skyline.

As part of this work, traffic management is required on the A35 west of Winterbourne Abbas.

The first phase of work affecting traffic was last week and the second phase is from today until Thursday.

Two-way traffic lights will be in place to momentarily hold traffic travelling in both directions to allow construction vehicles to turn in the road.

This will occur approximately four times an hour while traffic management is operational (9.30am-3pm).

At all other times the lights will be green.

A National Grid spokesman said: "On behalf of National Grid and our contractors, Morgan Sindall, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

National Grid says the 'VIP project' is an opportunity to enhance the west Dorset landscape. The works will transform views from the Hardy Monument and South Dorset Ridgeway, enhancing the area’s natural beauty for the many local people and visitors who enjoy it.

The project will see 22 pylons removed between Winterbourne Abbas and Friar Waddon.