Work on a major water supply project could cause traffic chaos as a road is set to close for eight weeks.

Panfield Lane will be closed in both directions from July 29 to install a 560mm diameter water main to cope with extra demand.

The first stage will close the road from Coldnailhurst Avenue roundabout to Porters Field and the second phase will close the road from Porters Field roundabout to the junction with Pegasus Way.

Business owners in the area fear the roadworks could rob them of customers.

* For the full story, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times.