ONE of Southampton's busiest roundabouts is to face four days of roadworks.

Motorists will see one lane closed on Redbridge roundabout from next week.

Due to drainage works the lane closure will be in place overnight from 8pm to 6am from Monday.

A spokesperson for Southampton City Council said: “The works by SGN (Southern Gas Networks) on Redbridge Road will be taking place overnight between 8pm and 6am.

"We don’t anticipate the overnight lane closure having any significant impact on traffic.”

The work is being carried out by SGN, who will be lifting manhole covers to determine the depth and direction of drainage of the drainage system.

The work will be in place on lane one of the roundabout at the exit of the eastbound slip road and lane one of the exit of Gover Road.

The work follows the final phase of reconstruction work at nearby Millbrook roundabout - less than a mile east.

Motorists heading into the city encountered significant delays on a daily basis when approaching the junction between Millbrook Road West and Regents Park Road.

The £8.3million reconstruction work, which began on October 1 last year, entered the last stretch after phase three was completed at the weekend.

The next phase is set to be completed by April 7 this year.

The southwest section of the roundabout and the northbound section of First Avenue, up to the entrance to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, will both be shut during this phase.

Bosses say Millbrook flyover will continue to remain fully open throughout the works.

As well as this, the entrance to Dock Gate 20 is now open for the first time since the project started.

As previously reported, the improvements include a new road surface, updated traffic signals, and a dedicated two-way cycle route.