A SERIES of diversions will be in place to allow engineers to renew the road markings around the Winnall roundabout overnight next week.

Highways England will close the roundabout between 9pm and 6am on Thursday September 19 and Friday September 20.

Closures will also be in place during this period on the M3 junction nine northbound and southbound exit slip roads, the A722 Spitfire link from the A31 roundabout, the Easton Lane link between the Tesco roundabout and junction nine and the A33 southbound link from Kings Worthy to junction nine.

Diversions will be in place using the M3 and A303 for the closure of the northbound exit slip road and Winchester city centre for all other roads.

Signage will be displayed on the M3 prior to junction 11 to allow road users the option to exit at the junction for Winchester.

Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles on blue light calls only under escort by a traffic management vehicle.