LONG tailbacks are building up on a Hampshire motorway following the latest in a series of weekend road closures.

Eastbound traffic on the M27 is being delayed by a Highways England project to repair the Cosham Bridge - the road over the main Portsmouth to London railway line.

The Havant Bypass is closed between junction 12 of the M27 at Hilsea and the A2030 Eastern Road roundabout until 6am on Monday morning.

Drivers have been asked to follow diversion routes through Cosham and Farlington, which has led to heavy traffic in the north of the city.

Delays are also occurring on the M27, with drivers stuck in tailbacks as they wait to exit the motorway.

It follows the recent closure of the M27, which was shut for an entire weekend to enable engineers to install a new footbridge over the motorway near Fareham.

For motorists heading east the A27 Havant Bypass is a continuation of the M27.

The Highways England scheme involves replacing the bridge joints, resurfacing the eastbound and westbound carriageways and replacing the central reservation over the bridge.

Next weekend the westbound carriageway of the A27 will be closed between the A2030 Eastern Road roundabout and the Portsbridge roundabout.