WORK that will see a busy route closed for important repairs for almost a month will start tomorrow, the council has confirmed.

The A27 will be closed overnight between Chalk Hill and Allington Lane from 8pm to 6am each day.

Work was due to start yesterday, but this has instead been moved to tomorrow.

According to Hampshire Highways the carriageway will be closed to all traffic to complete the works safely,

Crews will be resurfacing the road up until October 3 with the project has been split into two phases.

Work will then be done to re-seat the drainage covers and re-mark the new road surface - which will last until October 28

Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, 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.”

The county council highways boss added: “Looking after Hampshire’s network of over 5,500 miles of road is a key priority for the County Council as we know the positive effect that good road maintenance can have on people’s quality of life and the part it plays in supporting the local economy – particularly in current times as we navigate Hampshire’s economic recovery from COVID-19.”

Hampshire Highways has warned that the work schedule may vary due to poor weather.