A MAJOR Hampshire road is set to close this month for weeks of resurfacing work.

Hampshire County Council will be carrying out maintenance works along the A27 Swaythling Road in West End from September 24 to October 2.

Highways crews will be resurfacing the A27 between High Street/Chalk Hill and Allington Lane.

This will be followed by a further week’s work from October 18 to re-seat the existing drainage covers and re-mark the new road surface.

In order to undertake the work safely, the road will need to be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic between 8pm to 6am each night.

Phase one will run from September 24 to October 2 and will consist of carriageway resurfacing, replacement of traffic detector loops and new road markings.

Phase two will run from October 18 to 28 and will consist of follow up works to re-seat the existing drainage covers, reinstatement of anti-skid treatment and new road markings.

The Council has said it will work to maintain access for residents from one end or the other.

Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, the County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, said: “This work is part of our annual Operation Resilience planned road maintenance programme - our long-term strategy to ensure Hampshire’s road and bridge network is more resilient to the impact of heavy traffic and adverse weather.

"I would like to reassure local residents and road users that the team will do all that they can to minimise disturbance and disruption while this work is undertaken and I would also to thank them in advance for their patience and understanding.”