Construction crews were working today to remove a utility pole in the middle of a highway that has caused headaches for drivers on a provincial highway east of Montreal.

Transport Quebec construction crews repaved a section of Route 251 two months ago, but instead of removing the utility pole back then, they paved around it.

The pole was left in the middle of a stretch of highway near Johnville in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

During construction, signage was posted to alert drivers to the obstacle, but the signs have not been there for a week.

Cookshire-Eaton Coun. Yvon Roy says he has been asking the province to remove the pole for months, and that it is dangerous.

"You have to be very careful."

Roy said he hopes the pole is removed before anyone is hurt.

Transport Quebec will be investigating the matter to ensure it does not happen again.