SEVERN Trent has said they want to "apologise in advance for disruption caused" when a busy road closes for three months. 

A section of A448 Kidderminster Road in Chaddesley Corbett will be closed from Monday, February 19 until May 13 for water main replacement works.

The work previously started in May 2023 but had to be abandoned due to a road worker being seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle.

The scheme will involve the closure of a section of the busy carriageway, with a traffic diversion in place along necessary alternative A-roads during the 12-week project.

A public drop-in session will take place at Chaddesley Corbett village hall on February 12, when Severn Trent staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

Paul Hughes, community communications officer at Severn Trent, said teams would work to get the scheme completed as quickly as possible.

He said: “We do understand the frustration which can be caused by these kind of roadworks and diversions, which are used to protect our workers and the public as we carry out essential mains replacement.

“The Chaddesley Corbett works are very important as they will improve the water supply to households in the surrounding area, who have suffered issues in the past.

“But we do want to apologise in advance for disruption caused.”

He added: “The 12th February drop-in session gives everyone the chance to ask our team any questions they may have about the scheme.

“We also want to assure people that we will be working as fast as we can to complete this important project, which will benefit householders in the local area for many years to come.”

The community drop-in session takes place at Chaddesley Corbett village hall in Brockencote from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on February 12.

Jon Fraser, for Worcestershire County Council Highways said: “Whilst people may be frustrated that the A448 needs to be fully closed for these important works, I’m sure that they will understand that the safety of both the travelling public and the workforce is paramount.

"WCC will liaise closely with Severn Trent to ensure that the job is completely as quickly as possible.

“I encourage anyone who wants to know more about the scheme to attend the community drop-in session."