A MAJOR Southampton bridge is to close to motorists tonight. 

The Itchen Bridge will be closed between Saltmarsh Road and Portsmouth Road tonight (April 8) between 8pm and 5am.

The bridge will be closed to replace two manhole covers on the bridge and the closure will be in place for one night.

A full diversion route will be in place for motorists.

As well as this, Townhill Way will also be closing tonight.

From 8pm to 6am the road will be closed for two nights from the junction with Bramble Mews to 50m north of Vanguard Road to complete the final phase of highway improvements.

A diversion route will be signed.