ROADWORKS on a busy Hereford road are already causing problems in the city - and it could get a whole lot worse from next week.

Cadent is currently undertaking gas work in Baggallay Street, resulting in temporary lights being in place on Whitecross Road near Tesco Express.

Hereford Times: Temporary lights on Whitecross Road are causing traffic issues inHereford

Yesterday (Thursday), it took 40 minutes to travel from Rotherwas to the Steels roundabout, with Holme Lacy Road and Greyfriars Bridge particularly being bad. 


At 9am this morning (Friday), traffic was backed up on Whitecross Road all the way to the Co-op. The work is set to finish next Friday (August 4) before more work will start on White Horse Street the following week, again resulting in three-way lights.

And with major work set to start on Roman Road next week as part of a huge upgrade of the SAS camp, and other roadworks taking place in the city, Hereford could easily become gridlocked.

Upcoming roadworks

  • July 30: Road closure on Widemarsh Street (gas work).
  • July 31: Two-way lights on Holmer Road (waterworks)
  • August 1: Fibre broadband being installed in Coldwells Road.
  • August 1: Road closure on Hampton Park Road to Mordiford Bridge (resurfacing)
  • August 1-2: Traffic control (give/take) on Ledbury Road (BT work).
  • August 6-7: Traffic control (stop-go boards) on College Road (water works).
  • August 7-8: Traffic control (stop-go boards) on Grandstand Road (water works).

Luckily, scheduled resurfacing work on Blueschool Street will now not be taking place on Monday (July 31.)

Hereford Highways posted a tweet earlier this week saying that the road would be closed. However, they later backtracked, saying that 'a technical error' resulted in the tweet being sent. 

"These works were originally scheduled to take place from 31st July but have been postponed whilst we assess the best way of delivering works in this location," reads the post. 

"Residents and local businesses will be kept fully informed of any future plans for the works. We would like to apologise for any confusion caused by the post."


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