ROADWORKS on a main road in Worcester will remain in place over the next two weeks due to maintenance.

Motorists suffered long traffic delays on Bath Road this morning (Tuesday) due to roadworks taking place.

Traffic control with multi-way signals along the main road just before the turn to Norton Road caused cars to be at a standstill.

The roadworks are in place for gas works carried out by Cadent.

The company has now confirmed it is carrying out a large mains replacement that will be ongoing over the next two weeks.

It apologised for any inconvenience caused to road users by the works.

A Cadent spokesperson explained: “Cadent has a mains replacement project in Broomhall, Worcester along Bath Road and its surrounding streets. 

"This is a large mains replacement project to replace nearly three kilometres of pipes to ensure a safe and secure gas network for the future.

“In consultation with the local council and highways authority, Cadent was asked to complete a section of the mains replacement project earlier to enable the council to install a toucan crossing after this section of work was completed.

“We have a two week project to complete the work along Bath Road at the junction with Norton Road and Barneshall Avneue, with temporary traffic lights and a road closure in place on Norton Road.

"Our engineers are working extended hours and will work on a Saturday if necessary.  We are trying to complete this work as safely and quickly as possible, reducing disruption as much as we can.

“Once we have completed this section of work, we will stop work on Bath Road and complete our work on the streets off Bath Road, only returning once the council have completed their work.

“We apologise for any inconvenient our works may have on road users and we appreciate people’s patience and understanding whilst we complete this work over the next two weeks.”