Businesses and residents in St Martins have been cut off from surrounding areas as the area undergoes re-surfacing work.

Work on the B5069 Overton Road has meant daytime road closures began on Monday with through traffic facing lengthy diversions between 9.30am and 4pm.

Some of the businesses in St Martins have felt the effects of the road closures, which occur between 9.30am and 4pm on weekdays, with customers from outside the area facing diversions to access the village.

Andrew Faulks, owner of Stan’s Superstore, said the work was necessary, despite the road closures being frustrating.

“It has been a bit of an issue for us, especially in terms of getting customers here,” he said.

“A lot of our deliveries come before 9.30am so it’s not too bad in that sense.

“Customers coming from the village and Ellesmere, Overton and Dudleston aren’t really affected because the work that end was done when they worked over night on Thursday and Friday night last week.

“But it’s the access from Chirk, the Glyn, Weston Rhyn and Wrexham way which has been affected.

“It’s been quieter in the days, but it’s the same for other businesses in the area. We’ve been told from Wednesday they should have resurfaced from the school to the chip shop, so there should be access to the store from behind the church after that.

“That’s good to hear for us because we have some good offers on at the moment – we brought fuel down by 5p the other day and we have an offer on which means you can save 10p on fuel as well.

“It has given us a chance to install new eco-friendly fridges too.

“The work desperately needs doing, I do appreciate that. But I do wish they had done the work overnight or between 7pm and midnight – it wouldn’t have caused so much disruption.”

The works are expected to continue until Friday, February 28.