A furious resident has described a set of roadworks as ‘harder to navigate than Hampton Court Maze’ after workers tore up a residential street.
National Grid began working on gas mains in Hurst Grove in Queens Park, Bedford, in April leaving motorists baffled after claims ‘every day a different road is shut’.
Sophia Devlin, 24 of Henley Road, which joins onto Hurst Grove, said that on an almost daily basis roadworks have been moved blocking access to her home and claims she has not once been told about them.
The utility company said it found a fault which has caused delays but understood residents in the area were informed face to face about changes.
Miss Devlin said: “Every day a different road is shut and this week was the last straw. I returned home to find that the middle of Hurst Grove was shut without any warning.
“What doesn't help is when roads which were previously open to use, are suddenly closed overnight, no warning signs are put in place at a location to tell drivers of this sudden change, so numerous cars are having to do a three-point-turn down a narrow side street.
“It’s harder to navigate than Hampton Court Maze and the whole situation is a shambles.” A National Grid spokesman said: “We are spending more than £350,000 replacing the gas mains in Bedford, which will secure the gas supply to the town for generations to come. We are working closely with Bedford Highways authority to minimise the disruption to traffic. We had to apply for an emergency road closure for Hurst Road due to the complexity of the work.”