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Anger as snarl-ups continue
ANOTHER person has hit out over roadworks affecting one of Worcester’s busiest commuter routes.
Ombersley Road is currently partially closed while Severn Trent Water makes repairs to sewers in nearby Sunnyside Road and Barbourne Road. As your Worcester News revealed on Friday, the county council is also now doing patch work to the road too. It will continue until this Thursday.
One angry resident said she was upset because of the inconvenience it was causing. “It’s appalling – the council seem to be a law unto themselves,” she said.
“We’ve had no warning at all that this was going to happen. I would like to know who took the decision to dig up the road while there is already a lot of disruption for local residents from the roadworks currently underway.
“I am not disputing that work needs to be done but as usual the county council have done it in a way to cause the most inconvenience.”
The caller said the cones placed along the route by Severn Trent Water were also causing problems by blocking off parking spaces.
The cones run from Park Avenue to the Co-op, and are on both sides.
The county council has insisted the work is being done at the same time to minmise disruption to residents.
A letter has gone out asking people not to park on the road between 7.30am and 4pm. Jon Fraser, the county council’s highways manager said: “This work has been timed to coincide with the sewage replacement works being undertaken by Severn Trent.”