Road works between Fylde and Wyre have been blasted as “ludicrous” and a “waste of money” after a series of nightmare traffic jams.
Workers are making changes to the A585 near Windy Harbour in a £3m scheme to cut jams and ease traffic flow.
But last week lane closures were put in place either side of the junction with a four-way signal control to allow vital work to be carried out, causing huge tailbacks all the way to the M55 at peak times.
Fylde Council Coun Maxine Chew said: “Last week was absolutely terrible.
“It is the biggest waste of money which could have been invested in a junction.
“The junction is being widened for such a short distance then narrowing again – it will cause accidents. It is ludicrous.
“A more permanent solution must be found for people in Thornton, Fleetwood and Wyre.”
A £50m package build a new bypass was announced by the Government last year, but no start date has been set.