COMMUTERS faced traffic chaos this morning as access to Church Street was closed by signs and traffic cones. 

'Road ahead closed' signs were positioned at the Sainsbury's junction this morning, Monday, leaving drivers unable to access the Mersey Street roundabout. 

Cars travelling from Manchester Road were diverted along Farrell Street.

However, road works are not due to start until 7pm tonight and last only until midnight. 

The works will last six weeks but will not happen during the day.

A project manager is currently investigating who closed the roads and will re-open Church Street as soon as possible.