14:47 Friday 26 April 2013

Roadwork scheme moves into final week

Written byROB SMYTH

A BURTON firm has come up with a unique way of coping with being at the heart of roadworks that have caused chaos across the town.

Staff at Bluespoint, based in Roebuck House, Anson Court, has been using its website to upload regular traffic updates and even photos of the gridlocked carriageway.

The IT recruitment firm began posting to the web in an effort to keep customers up to date with the problems and also to reveal what it was like to be stuck in the middle of the Staffordshire County Council improvement work.

News of the firm’s web activities comes after highway bosses asked drivers to ‘bear with us’ as the work entered its final week.

Half of the main resurfacing work has now been completed on the Wetmore Road and Bridge Street scheme, with the whole project on schedule for completion by Friday, May 3.

Today, the project switched to Bridge Street, which will mean it will be closed to westbound traffic from Stapenhill Road to Horninglow Street.

Eastbound traffic can travel towards Stapenhill and Winshill on the newly resurfaced road.

Paul Boss from the county council’s highways team, said: “This project is essential in making sure town centre roads are maintained to the best standard.

“There have unfortunately been some unavoidable delays – however there will be real long term benefits to all road users. It is not an option for us to let roads deteriorate.

“There are a number of diversions in place which we’d urge people to use to help ease congestion during this final week.

“The team has been working at weekends during the main part of the project to get the job done as quickly as possible.

“Again we’d ask people to bear with us through the final week of the work and would like to thank them for their patience.”

The authority added that advance notice road signs have been displayed since before the work started, warning of possible delays.

This highways team has also met with businesses to discuss the impact the work may have.

lHave you been affected by the traffic chaos that has engulfed the sound? Comment online at burtonmail.co.uk

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