Bromsgrove residents have slammed a series of "nightmare" road closures that are causing traffic chaos across the town. 

Whitford Road was closed on Monday (February 19) as phase two of the development work by Bellway Homes got underway. 

The closure is in place from the roundabout with Millfield Road, Sunningdale Road and Fox Lane and ends at the northern Deansway Access. 

Worcestershire County Council has granted permission for the works to be carried out until Friday, March 22, sparking backlash from residents who have taken to social media to voice their concerns. 

Resident Kat Watson said: "With so many diversions that will be in place how will we know which is which, I can see myself going in circles." 

Facebook user, Andy Oates, said: "It's a lottery driving around Bromsgrove with finding temporary lights."

Another resident, Karen Wilson, added: "Chaos once more." 

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Whitford Road is closed as part of phase two development worksWhitford Road is closed as part of phase two development works (Image: Traffic Bromsgrove)

The development work is set to be carried out in four phases with phase two set to last until May 24. 

Residents should expect road closures in the area until mid-August as phases three and four get underway. 

The latest closure comes as the A448 towards Kidderminster was also closed on Monday for water main replacement works with a 22-mile diversion in place.

The work on the A448 started in May 2023 but had to be abandoned due to a road worker being seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle. 

The closure is in place 24/7 and there is no through route to Kidderminster from Bromsgrove between Harvington Hall Lane and Dobes Lane. 

Bromsgrove resident, Susan Harper, said: "It's going to be a nightmare for the people living in Chaddesley Corbett for the next 3 months. As a resident of Bromsgrove, I just hope we don't have any M5 closures."

Claire Fletcher added: "More traffic disruption and chaos, Bromsgrove is an absolute joke at the moment."

In response to the comments, a spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council said: “The County Council acknowledges there are a lot of roadworks happening in Bromsgrove at this time, all of which are important for the long term, and thank the public for their patience and understanding.

“The County Council always seeks to plan and manage roadworks to minimise delays to motorists and the most disruptive works are generally planned for periods when traffic is reduced. It is not always possible however to do this, with some works needing to be completed at the earliest opportunity.”