HUNTINGDON motorists fed-up with delays on the ring road have been told: It's going to get worse. From Sunday until Wednesday, May 3, engineers will be laying a new drain to take surface water as part of the work to build a contraflow bus lane in Walden Road. The town's first bus lane - the only one in the county from which taxis will be banned - is aimed at cutting up to 10 minutes off journeys from the west of the town via Brampton Road in preparation for the arrival of guided bus services in February 2009. Instead of traffic lights, workers will use three-way stop-go boards, which project manager Mike Eatock said would be more responsive to traffic build-up. Much of the work will be carried out outside peak hours to reduce disruption, but it will still be severe, Mr Eatock predicted. The first phase of the scheme involves building a manhole at the George Street/Walden Road junction. During this phase the straight-on movement from George Street (east) into George Street (west) will be prohibited. Any traffic wishing to carry out this manoeuvre will have to turn right and travel around the ring road and then turn left into George Street (west) towards the railway station. Phase two involves laying and connecting a drain across the left-turn section from George Street (west) into St John's Street. Work will be carried out during off-peak hours and stop/go boards will be used. When drainage work is completed, re-surfacing will then be carried out at the junction. This will be undertaken in off-peak hours using the three-way stop/go boards. The whole bus lane project is on schedule for completion by the end of June.