Delays and parking disruption expected in Barbourne from council repairs

Worcester News: Roadworks planned for Ombersley Road Roadworks planned for Ombersley Road

MORE roadworks are planned for a main commuter route in Worcester.

Ombersley Road is currently partially closed while Severn Trent Water makes repairs to sewers in nearby Sunnyside Road and Barbourne Road.

Worcestershire County Council is now planning to carry out patching works to the road, starting tomorrow and continuing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Jon Fraser, the council's highways manager, said the work has been timed to coincide with Severn Trent’s project and would not affect the existing diversion, therefore minimising disruption.

Residents have been sent a letter about the repairs and asked not to park on the road between 7.30am and 4pm. No Parking cones have been placed along Ombersley Road in the area where repairs are being carried out.

One Ombersley Road resident, who did not want to be named, claimed householders were already suffering as a result of the existing works.

He said: “We have to park 10 minutes walk away in order to avoid the delays along the Droitwich Road and The Tything for the school run in the morning. But this means no one will be able to park outside their homes.

“There are lots of elderly residents for whom this is more than an inconvenience. It also means people living in adjacent roads will find it even harder to park.

“I'm sure they'll say that repairing pot holes is important and to do the work while there is already a road closure in place makes sense. Agreed.

“Having watched them at work, its become obvious they could manage it better. The parking restrictions are simply for the work men's convenience and not the residents and tax payers.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Severn Trent said progress was being made on its work to prevent sewer flooding from affecting homes on Barbourne Road.

They said: “Two weeks on, engineers have been able to install a new connection to storm drains, to help move surface water off the road and into the drainage system.

“Work to install new sewer pipes and the construction of the pumping station is also moving forward.

“Even after schools have returned from their half term break, we’re pleased to see that the traffic management system is helping to minimise disruption to road users.

“We’re very grateful for the local community’s ongoing patience and we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience the work may be causing.”

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6:34pm Thu 28 Feb 13

truth must out says...

“Having watched them at work, its become obvious they could manage it better. The parking restrictions are simply for the work men's convenience and not the residents and tax payers.” Must be really inconvenient for you to have to walk for ten minutes, poor you!!

Perhaps then you might be happy if the work men had to dodge in and out of traffic, surely they are entitled to work in a safe environment.
“Having watched them at work, its become obvious they could manage it better. The parking restrictions are simply for the work men's convenience and not the residents and tax payers.” Must be really inconvenient for you to have to walk for ten minutes, poor you!! Perhaps then you might be happy if the work men had to dodge in and out of traffic, surely they are entitled to work in a safe environment. truth must out

7:02pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Saturn V says...

It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.
It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park. Saturn V

12:32am Fri 1 Mar 13

outside-edge says...

Saturn V wrote:
It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.
All of the routes in to Worcester should be 'red-routes' (double red lines) Most cities have had these for more than 20 years so why not here, or is that a silly question?
[quote][p][bold]Saturn V[/bold] wrote: It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.[/p][/quote]All of the routes in to Worcester should be 'red-routes' (double red lines) Most cities have had these for more than 20 years so why not here, or is that a silly question? outside-edge

10:41am Fri 1 Mar 13

Guy66 says...

outside-edge wrote:
Saturn V wrote:
It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.
All of the routes in to Worcester should be 'red-routes' (double red lines) Most cities have had these for more than 20 years so why not here, or is that a silly question?
I think we should ban drivers from entering the City and make it compulsory to use the Park and ride....
[quote][p][bold]outside-edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saturn V[/bold] wrote: It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.[/p][/quote]All of the routes in to Worcester should be 'red-routes' (double red lines) Most cities have had these for more than 20 years so why not here, or is that a silly question?[/p][/quote]I think we should ban drivers from entering the City and make it compulsory to use the Park and ride.... Guy66

5:29pm Fri 1 Mar 13

jabroner says...

Guy66 wrote:
outside-edge wrote:
Saturn V wrote:
It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.
All of the routes in to Worcester should be 'red-routes' (double red lines) Most cities have had these for more than 20 years so why not here, or is that a silly question?
I think we should ban drivers from entering the City and make it compulsory to use the Park and ride....
How would anyone get anywhere?!
You have to go through the city wherever you go...
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]outside-edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saturn V[/bold] wrote: It needs double yellows painting along all of it. It's one of the main routes in to Worcester, not a car park.[/p][/quote]All of the routes in to Worcester should be 'red-routes' (double red lines) Most cities have had these for more than 20 years so why not here, or is that a silly question?[/p][/quote]I think we should ban drivers from entering the City and make it compulsory to use the Park and ride....[/p][/quote]How would anyone get anywhere?! You have to go through the city wherever you go... jabroner

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