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Half-term roadworks lead to delays in Stroud

By: Ashley Curtis
03 June 2011

Drivers may want to avoid Stroud for the next few days as delays, diversions and distress are on the menu, reports This Is Gloucestershire.

Resurfacing work and pipe laying may hinder those involved in driving work as alternative routes are crammed with commuters during rush hour.

Road closures in Rodborough, Cainscross and Stonehouse are causing drivers to bellow "at each other" and onlookers have reported vehicles going over grass verges and pavements to get past the roadblocks.

Easier.com notes that British motorists are taking these extreme measures due to the traffic in order to "make up for lost time".

Steve Kelly, a resident in the area, was unaware of the scheduled roadworks: "They put a few little signs up, but nothing came through my letterbox. The drilling starts early in the morning. Personally, if drains need to be re-directed, I'm happy for them to do it."

Jason Humm, area highways manager at Gloucestershire Highways, acknowledged there may be some delays: "There are a lot of improvement works going on around Stroud at the moment, which is really good news for the area, but inevitably means some disruption.

"The works have been scheduled this week because half-term is a quieter time. There will still be some work to do at these sites after half term, but wherever possible we will make sure that the road is kept open," he added.

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