A BUSINESS owner has spoken out about the impact of on-going road works on production.

Work is being carried out on A38 Copcut, leaving his workforce stuck in traffic for around half an hour at a time.

Glyn Olden, md of Chess Plastics, in Berry Hill Industrial Estate, Droitwich, said: “I’m fed up with the issue on this road and this has been going on since April [2019].

“There was an announcement saying it was coming to and an end but it seems to be going on forever with no end in sight.

“I’m paying overtime to try and compensate for the lost time but 15 minutes extra pay here and there in overtime doesn’t sound like much but it all adds up to money coming out of the business.”

Droitwich Town councillor, Sandy Laird, said: “The workers don’t seem to be working on the road very often from I can see.”

Work on A38 Copcut is being carried out by Redrow and Persimmon contractor MV Kelly, having been facilitated by the county council

Improvement on the stretch of A-road and the junction, neding to be completed before numerous empty properties at the Yew Tree Hill housing estate, off Pulley Lane, can be occupied.”

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A Redrow spokesperson said: “As part of the overall Yew Tree Farm development, Persimmon Homes and Redrow Homes have been granted an additional temporary traffic light licence by the Worcestershire County Council.

“The licence covers the period from the 11 November-20 November and is required in order to complete an essential part of the scheme before Christmas.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate the community’s patience whilst these works are taking place.”

Previously, a spokesman from Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “We continue to work closely with Worcestershire County Council and partner developer Redrow Homes to complete the roadworks. The necessary measures are in place to ensure the works are carried out as quickly and safely as possible.”

Work is scheduled to be finished in either march or April of next year.