DRIVERS have aired their frustration at days of traffic chaos caused by gas repairs on a Kidderminster road.

Those commuting along the Stourport Road are facing delays after temporary traffic lights were put in place for gas leak repair work on the railway bridge.

The work started on Tuesday, May 7, and is being carried out by Cadent Gas Ltd, who say their current permit expires on Monday, May 20.

One resident said: "The repairs are causing huge disruption on a daily basis, which is affecting thousands.

"The work needs to be completed as quickly as possible."

Another described the traffic build up on the road as being "manic," and another said it was a "nightmare."

A spokesperson from Cadent Gas Ltd said: “Cadent engineers are repairing a number of leaks on an underground gas pipe in the Stourport Road railway bridge.

"This is a complex job at a difficult location and our engineers are working to trace and repair all the leaks as soon as possible.

"We will keep people updated on progress. We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us.

"We are sorry for the disruption but for everyone’s safety it is important all the leaks are fixed.”

Jon Fraser, from Worcestershire County Council Highways, said: “The work on the railway bridge on Stourport Road are essential gas repair works being carried out by Cadent.

"The works are set to continue until the 20th of May.

"Temporary traffic lights are controlling traffic in the area and people can take alternative routes across Silverwoods Way.”