AN Offenham resident has slammed road closures as "intolerable."

Over the next two months, work is taking place for a new sewer connection which sees Offenham Road closed until Sunday April 22.

Michael Hocking of Leasowes Road in Offenham said: "We live in Offenham and the roads situation is now becoming intolerable and journeys that once took minutes now take an eternity.

"I am sure that any road user is concerned at the extent of delays, diversions and road closures that we all face.

"It doesn't take an expert to see that in some cases, the actual road diversions are directed to roads that are also having road works carried out on them.

"There is not only an economic issue (this must harm productivity) but also a safety one whereby frustrated drivers take risks they would otherwise not take.

"In 25 years living in this area, I have never seen anything like this and the situation is only going to get worse because no attempt is proposed to relieve this situation and more and more developments are due to come on stream.

"Whatever research analysis the Highways Department carry out when making assessment before they pass planning permission, is obviously isn't working"

Currently the Laurels Road has temporary traffic lights due to road resurfacing and the B4510 Offenham Road is closed as well as night closures along the A46 until April 28.

A Worcestershire County Council Spokesman said: "The current Section 50 works on Offenham Road are for a new deep sewer connection. This is taking place under a road closure until 22nd April. From 23rd April until 14th May the road will have temporary traffic signals.

"Unfortunately, these works will be disruptive due to the depth of the excavation and required closure. Temporary diversion signage is in place alongside additional temporary signage highlighting nearby unsuitable routes.

"There are Severn Trent Water works with temporary traffic signals on Laurels Road. We have liaised with Highways England so that there is not a direct clash with their night works on the A46 at the Badsey roundabout.

Other planned works for surface dressing have been re-planned."