We’ve been caged in by endless fences around our homes – we have to jump over them just to get to work…it’s so dangerous | The Sun

HOMEOWNERS are fuming after being "caged in" by fences and having to "run across traffic" to get to work.

Angry residents living near Cobham, Surrey, have slammed nuisance road works on the M25 for making their lives hell.

They claim the construction has turned a 25-minute walk into a staggering hour-long trek while dodging traffic and hopping over barricades.

Rhiannon Leigh and her boyfriend, Spencer Coombes, say the issue is so problematic, even Ubers refuse to pick them up and navigate the chaos.

Speaking about a recent journey, Rhiannon told SurreyLive: “I was really confused, there was fence after fence, so I ran across the traffic to the other side, where there was a massive barrier on the other side.

"I couldn’t turn back so I jumped over the barriers and walked round Silvermere Golf Club."

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She explained Spencer and herself became "stuck" and couldn't get to work.

"They [National Highways] haven’t put any notices up or anything. It could be months and we’d have no idea," Rhiannon added.

After feeling disappointed when nothing was done about their complaint, the couple claimed the situation was putting an emotional strain on them.

The pair have had to rely on lifts due to Uber cancellations and busy traffic.

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Rhiannon explained: “We lost money due to Uber cancellations, and I rely on my parents to pick me up at 5.30am just so I can get to work and avoid the traffic.”

And they're not alone, Pat, who owns the land agreed that the road works have been "very uncoordinated" and suggested they weren't meant to start until next year.

"It’s just young men with computers making lines which are not practical," said Pat.

“[National] Highways are dealing with this project in a very uncoordinated way, most of what has been happening here on our side wasn’t meant to start till 2024."

Jonathan Wade, National Highways project lead for the M25 widening scheme, said: "We have restored access to the footpaths on the approach to Court Close Farm near to our M25 junction 10/A3 scheme and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to local residents.

I was really confused, there was fence after fence, so I ran across the traffic to the other side, where there was a massive barrier on the other side."

"As a part of the scheme we will need to temporarily close some footpaths around the junction in the future for safety reasons while we deliver the junction improvements.

"Ahead of this happening we will notify local residents and work with them to minimise disruption as much as possible."

This comes as residents elsewhere in the UK have slammed roadworks ruining their lives.

Locals in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire say they're living a “nightmare" as the multi-million-pound horror roadworks have left them plagued with noise and disruption – with "no end in sight."

They are furious at lengthy detours – along with the noise from workers, which sometimes goes into the night.

Meanwhile, homeowners on one street were fuming over nuisance roadworks and branded it a "warzone".

Locals claim that their road has been turned into a series of six-foot deep trenches with their houses vibrating.

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