Roadworks are set to begin tonight on a major Hedge End road after a landslip.

The works on Charles Watts Way are due to last for 14 weeks and could cause disruption for motorists.

The A334 Charles Watts Way will be closed in both directions tonight (November 13) from 8pm until 6am on Tuesday, and again from 8pm on Tuesday until 6am on Wednesday.

The eastbound lane of Charles Watts Way will then close for repairs with a signed diversion in place for drivers.

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

The road is often congested during the rush hour periods and the surrounding areas are also likely to be congested due to the volume of diverted traffic.

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

Speaking on the road works when they were first announced, 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.

“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.”