FED-UP motorists have been venting their anger over delays caused by the closure of a major route from Halesowen towards the M5 this week.

Part of the A456 Manor Way through Halesowen has been closed from Monday (September 13) and will remain closed until Friday (September 17) - with frustrated motorists taking to social media to complain of long "chaotic" delays.

A string of motorists caught up in queues commented on the News website.

Julie Clinton said: "It’s a joke up Mucklow Hill now, the traffic backs to the island by Earls High.

"It puts over 40 minutes on my journey into Brum where I hit more road works at 5 ways."

Sam Cullinane said her children had been late for their first day back due to the works.

She said: "Traffic around Halesowen this morning was absolute gridlock!

"It took me 70 minutes to do a 30 minute school run."

Lian Withers said: "Absolute nightmare this morning."

Linda Dugmore said it was "absolutely chaotic."

Deborah Cox said: "Took me half an hour to get out of Halesowen this morning, my whole journey usually takes me 20 mins."

The eastbound section of the A456 at Manor Way between Grange Road and Cloister Drive - heading towards Birmingham and Junction 3 of the M5 - is shut all week as work on the new Sandvik HQ continues.

The closure is only on the side eastbound side of the A456 dual carriageway which heads into Birmingham and is to allow a new sewer connection to be installed.

The road also connects from Worcestershire to the M5 motorway.

The building project is being managed by developer Stoford Developments for Swedish firm Sandvik, with contractor Benniman Construction carrying out the work.

The diversion is via Grange Road, Vine Lane, Bromsgrove Road, Bromsgrove Street, Mucklow Hill, Kent Road, Manor Lane, and Manor Way.