Ammanford residents have taken to social media after being unable to access their street due to the ongoing road works.

During the evening of February 28, contractors started to tarmac the roundabout near Wilko which meant closing off the road leading to Carregamman, Heol Las and Fynnon Las from 9pm until around 1am.

One resident wrote on Facebook: “The contractors working on the road were under the impression that letters had been sent out.

“I can guarantee that I never received a letter and I have spoken to several others who confirmed that they have not received a letter.

“Anyone not home by 9pm had to leave their cars in the car park.

“A taxi driver could not get out to pick up his fare.

“The workers were sympathetic but there was nothing they could do about it.”

Stephen Pilliner, Head of Highways and Transport, said: “A road closure had been approved and communicated for works at Tirydail, and appropriate traffic management arrangements were put in place.

"During the course of these works, it became apparent that the road surface at the junction of Carregaman was sub-standard and emergency work was required.

"Whilst we had communicated with residents affected by the planned closure of the Tirydail section, unfortunately there was no opportunity to do so for the emergency works.

"However, vehicle movements in and out of Carregaman were managed by temporary traffic lights and access was available throughout the night.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and appreciate the co-operation of residents and businesses in helping us deliver this project which will provide long-term benefits for the town. The work is scheduled for completion this week.”