A BUSINESS in Herefordshire has said it is still open despite "confusion" from local people surrounding a road closure.

Although the B4224 is closed from February 12 to February 21, Wye Leisure will remain open to its members who can still access the facilities.

Other businesses on the road will also remain open and accessible, according to the Fownhope parish council clerk, and residents will also be able to get to their homes.

The road, which connects Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, will be shut between 8am and 5pm each day for the first week, and then between 9.30am and 3pm for the second week.

Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) will be resurfacing the road, installing signs and widening footways.

In an email sent to members of the leisure centre, Wye Leisure wrote: "Parts of the B4224 have been advertised as being closed during certain times of the day and days of the week, over the coming period.

"Even though the B4224 has been advertised as being closed for the period, access will be maintained for our customers.

"During the road closures, BBLP marshalls will be positioned at the road closure points. It is our understanding that the marshalls shall control traffic movements along the closure. Customers should make themselves known to these marshalls. There is no need to follow the alternative diversion route.

"It may be the case that you encounter a delay. We are told to inform customers to allow an extra 15 minutes.

"If we get any further information about these works, we will of course pass this on."


For other drivers, a diversion will be in place redirecting people around the closure.

This will mean that drivers approaching Fownhope from Hereford will need to instead go via the A438, A4172 and A449.

Wye Leisure is a health and leisure club with members-only access in Hereford, including a gym, swimming pools and spa facilities.