Roadworks are set to return to a Bedworth street which was flooded due to a burst pipe earlier this month.

Residents in Chapel Street and Johnson Road were faced with a “river” of water running along the road and the closure of part of the road also caused problems for motorists and bus services.

The road was shut for a number of days with Severn Trent apologising for the inconvenience. and Now workers are set to return to the same site from Tuesday, September 29, to carry out surfacing works.

Warwickshire County Council say the work, which was already planned before the leak, will last for around 10 days and two-way traffic lights will be in place between 9am and 3pm.

A diversion will be in place via Regent Street, Marston Lane, Leicester Road and Rye Piece Ringway, and vice versa.



The water running along Johnson Road in Bedworth
The water running along Johnson Road in Bedworth

‘River’ in road

The burst pipe in left flooded water in the road for around five days earlier in September and one resident described it as “a nightmare”.

The resident, who did not want to be named, said: “Not only has the road been closed but there has been a river running along it.

“I have had to help old dears get their way around it – it has been going on for days.”

The householder added that, as a result of the works, there were four to five holes left in the road, surrounded by mud.

They said: “We were promised that a road cleaning service would be provided and a man from Severn Trent arrived and had no idea of what had been happening, with a pressure washer, which in his words ‘would only be fit to clean a drive’.

“He had no idea of the mess on the road and said himself it needed to be cleared of mud and debris.

“This has been going on so long now. We just want it to end.”

Severn Trent statement

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “We’re really sorry for any inconvenience caused by our teams fixing one of our larger water pipes on Chapel Street.

“This was a complicated repair which we’ve now completed, but to keep everyone safe we closed a section of the road as we worked. Our priority now will be to make sure the road is fully cleared, and put back to normal and safe again to be used.

“It will be our aim to do this as quickly as possible.”





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