A CREWE surveyor is threatening to set up a roadblock to halt work on the Shavington Bypass which he says is driving him round the bend.
Ed Fairey, 51, who lives at Main Road in Weston says he is at the end of his tether with the 'chaos' caused by the £28m scheme.
He claims mud-caked wagons pass his home on their way to the site day and night and the final straw came at the weekend when he was rudely awoken by heavy vehicles, despite being told work would not take place on Sundays.
Mr Fairey said the heavy machinery kicked into gear at 6am on Saturday, and at 7.50am on Sunday.
His wife Jane is a doctor and at times cannot get out of their drive to go on calls because her car is trapped by the queue of wagons on the road.
He has complained to the borough council's environmental health department, the Highway Authority and Cheshire Police.
He said: 'I have really thought about just putting my car across the road, I am that frustrated.'
Mr Fairey has also complained of constant noise, mud and dust from the site, and fears vibrations from the wagons will damage his timber-framed home, which is also a listed building.
He added: 'This disruption will affect the whole of Crewe. Shavington will be next. It is early days and it is important something is done now.'
Highways Agency officials told the Chronicle the contractors, John Mowlam, were working flat-out to meet a Christmas deadline to construct a bridge over the West Coast main line at Basford.
A spokesman said: 'All the advance work to create supports for a bridge need to be complete by December 24.
'On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the bridge will be constructed over the line. That work will have to take place then because they are the only days when trains are not running and we can have possession of the line. Meeting that tight deadline does mean some weekend work.
'We are asking the people of Shavington, Basford, Hough and Chorlton to bear with us. They will derive the benefits of the bypass taking 80% of traffic from their area. It is a case of short-term inconvenience for long-term gain.'