HAMPSHIRE County Council will soon be carrying out 'essential repairs' on Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh.

This Autumn, four bridge joints are due to be repaired, as well as the carriageway to become resurfaced as workmen begin a 10-day overnight plan.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “Looking after Hampshire’s extensive road network is one of our top priorities. Our planned maintenance programme, Operation Resilience, is a long term strategy designed to ensure Hampshire’s road and bridge network is more resilient to the impact of heavy traffic and weather.

He added: "The programme sees an additional investment of £10 million each year, using a variety of treatments to extend the life of highway infrastructure while at the same time getting the best value for money. These essential works have been carefully planned, and I would like to reassure local residents that we will do all we can to minimise disturbance and disruption.”

Work is due to take place overnight between the pedestrian crossing just east of Dutton Lane to the roundabout at Romsey Road and Station Hill from Monday November 4 until Thursday November 14 from 9pm – 6am.

No work will take place at weekends and the road will be reopened each day to minimise disruption, while a diversion route will be provided for the overnight closure of the road.