Nottinghamshire County Council is reportedly now set to investigate after Mill Lane was closed from Annesley to its junction with Laburnum Avenue in Kirkby.
With Kingsway in Kirkby also closed in one direction while Western Power Distribution upgrades electrical network, the additional closure is said to have ‘caused havoc’.
He said: “I was alerted to it as I was stuck in the traffic and my phone was ringing off the hook.
“Via East Midlands, which carries out highways work on behalf of the council, knew nothing about this.
“An incident management team were on site and they think the signs were placed maliciously.
“This was incredibly frustrating and for hundreds of residents stuck on gridlocked roads it was no joke.