Frustration for residents at impending Plymouth road closure
PEOPLE living on or near Outland Road have expressed frustration at its impending closure, which they say will lead to "total disruption".
Residents have received letters from South West Water (SWW), but many say they are still confused about whether they will be able to get in or out of their own streets.
Christine Preston, who lives in Meredith Road, said: "It's terrible, it's going to be absolute chaos.
"I just don't know how people are going to cope.
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"We are not allowed to exit, and I don't know whether we are allowed to enter.
"If we enter this road from the top and the road is full of cars, we have got to exit the same way.
"We won't be able to turn the car around and we're not going to reverse all the way up the street.
"I have read the letter but I don't fully understand it.
"I think everybody feels the same, just horrified really. I don't see how they can close it for six weeks."
Neighbour Craig Beany said: "I think the thing that annoys us most is that they closed this road a couple of months ago.
"That caused major havoc and it's just going to be the same thing repeated. It would have been a lot easier if they did it all in one go."
Judith Young, who lives in Belair Road, said: "It's going to lead to total disruption.
"My daughter drops her baby off with me in the morning, I am going to have to meet her somewhere because there is no exit.
"There must be a better way of doing it."
A staff member at the Esso garage opposite Home Park, who did not want to be named, said the closure could affect their business.
"That road is pretty bad at the best of times without it being closed," she said.
But Meredith Road resident David Davies said: "If they are going to close it, they have to do it if they're going to dig up the road. People will just have to get on with it."
A SWW spokeswoman said: "The scheme is part of a five-year £42 million investment in the sewer network across the region to renovate sewers identified as being at risk of collapse and to alleviate potential flooding problems."
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