DRIVERS face days of road chaos as major Hampshire roads are shut or partially closed overnight for maintenance work.

The southbound carriageway of the M271 will shut for week nights only, between 10pm and 6am, from tomorrow  until Tuesday, September 9. A clearly signed diversion via the A3057 will be in place.

This is to allow work to improve the Redbridge roundabout.

Meanwhile, the junction two of the M27 to Ringwood Roundabout, will close overnight for sign replacement and road marking renewal from tomorrow for three nights. Road users will be diverted via the A326, A35 and A338.

The southbound A34 from Bullington to Winchester will close over night from tomorrow, 10pm and 6am for anti-skid surfacing work and road marking renewal for three nights. It will also close for one night on Sunday, August 31.

Diversion will be in place via the A33/A303.

The northbound carriageway will then shut from 10pm to 6am on Friday, August 29 for two nights.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum.

“We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times.

“Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed.

“We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.”