THOSE travelling through the New Forest are being asked to leave extra time for their journeys as 12 weeks of works begins.

Earlier this summer Hampshire County Council started work on improvements to seven junctions on the southern section of the A326 - to help ease traffic congestion and improve access for people living, working and visiting the area.

The works at Holbury Roundabout started on September 6 and are de to last for approximately 12 weeks.

To enable the works to be undertaken safely, a number of measures will be in place.

A temporary road closure of Long Copse from its junction with Holbury Roundabout to its junction with Wentworth Grove; access to properties within the closure will be maintained.

Temporary traffic lights on the A326 Long Lane and B3053 Fawley Road arms of Holbury Roundabout.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “I am pleased that these important improvements to the A326 are now being implemented.

"During the works we will be doing all we can to minimise the disruption to the travelling public, but some additional delays should be expected.

"This is why I would encourage people to plan their journeys in advance and to leave extra time.”