THE ROADWORKS on the A38 look set to be delayed because of the bad weather at the start of the year.
The developers – Redrow and Persimmon – were told to ensure the work was completed as soon as possible because of the new housing being built in the area.
It was scheduled for completion at the end of April but, at the meeting at the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, it was revealed it would now be more likely May when the work was finished.
Coun Richard Morris, who organised the get-together to discuss and address issues arising through the town’s increasing population, said: “None of us is happy with the situation but we did demand the work be completed before the homes were built and occupied.
“They were given 35 weeks to complete it and they are working towards it.
“Yes there are long tailbacks, yes we have all been late for work and school but it will get there.”
He said when that happened the area would be better for it.
There will be two buses serving the new communities.
Currently there is one but another will run when Pulley Lane is reopened.
And now Copcut Lane had reopened Coun Morris urged people to go and support the businesses which had been impacted by the works, such as the Copcut Elm, Churchfields and the golf club.