Fourteen weeks of roadworks are planned in Hedge End following a landslide on the side of a major road.

The eastbound lane of the A334 Charles Watts Way will close for repairs next month. A signed diversion will be in place.

Hampshire County Council says the work is essential to prevent further damage to the embankment and reduce the risk of having to close the road in both directions for a longer period.

Due to the severity of the landslip, it can't be delayed into the new year.

The council’s Executive Lead Member for Universal Services, Cllr Nick Adams-King, said: “This issue needs to be fixed now to ensure this busy route can remain useable for the longer term.

“The work has been scheduled ahead of the winter months to avoid further damage to the embankment.

“I recognise that this complex repair will cause some disruption in the run up to the busy Christmas period, but this work is essential to keep the road safe.

“We are asking road users to leave more time if they need to travel in this area and plan their journeys accordingly.

“I would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst our contractor completes this work as quickly as possible.”

Vegetation clearance works will start in late October while repairs are due to begin on Friday November 10.

Traffic will be diverted through Kanes Hill A27 to Junction 8 of the M27, with a separate diversion route for non-motorway traffic.

Advanced warning signs will be in place two weeks before the start of the works.