Drivers will face a diversion of more than 50 miles when a major road in Herefordshire shuts for resurfacing.

Herefordshire Council said the A44 through Bromyard would be closed overnight from Tuesday, November 2 up to an including Friday, November 5.

The spokesperson said it was because safe access was required for contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places to carry out resurfacing works at West Hill, between Panniers Lane and the A465 Hereford Road.

In a letter to people living nearby, Balfour Beatty said the road would be closed from 8pm until 6am each night.


The diversion route for the work will be via the A44 to Worcester, A4103 to Newtown Crossroads, A417 to Leominster and A44 back to Bromyard – a mammoth 50.9 miles which would take around one hour and 15 minutes.

Apologising for inconvenience, the firm said in the letter: "At Balfour Beatty we work in partnership with Herefordshire Council to minimise the impact of our work and try to keep all disruption to a minimum."


It is understood diversions must be via the same classification of road. It means because the A44 is an A-road, the diversion must also be via A-roads.