The roadworks at the Millmount Road and McCurtain Street are causing "mayhem" for residents and motorists alike.
That's according to one irate resident who says that while the roadworks that have been going on for the past week have been a headache, things got worse this morning when the contractors employed to upgrade the town's water mains prevented motorists coming in the Dublin road from turning left. A section of McCurtain Street has also been completely closed, while the water supply on both streets has been disrupted.
"The street (Millmount) is closed but traffic has to get through. It's just mayhem, people are driving on the footpaths and everything. If you live down here you have to get through.
"The council say that it is a private contractor and nothing to do with them. We were told that it would start on January 6 but it only started last Friday," the resident said.
When the Westmeath Examiner went up to take a photo, a worker for the contractor, ShareRidge Ltd, said that they hoped that the work in the Millmount/McCurtain Street area will be completed by the weekend.