Hampshire County Council has issued an update on the road works on the A334 Charles Watts Way in Hedge End.

Works are being carried out due to a landslip on the verge of the road.

The 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 often falls victim to heavy congestion during rush hour and queues regularly stretch from Tollbar Way roundabout in Hedge End to Kanes Hill roundabout In Thorne Hill.

The eastbound lane on Charles Watts Way is now due to be shut from Monday, November 27 for 14 weeks.

A spokesperson from Hampshire County Council said: “Hampshire County Council has recently commenced work to repair the partial collapse of an embankment on the A334 Charles Watts Way at Hedge End.

“The first stage of the work will not require an eastbound lane closure.

“However, from Monday 27 November a temporary eastbound lane closure will need to be in place for 14 weeks to enable the work to be undertaken safely and efficiently.

“This urgent work is necessary to prevent any further deterioration that could be exacerbated by colder, wetter, winter weather.”

When the eastbound lane closure comes into place on November 27, traffic will be diverted through Kanes Hill A27 to Junction 8 of the M27, with a separate diversion route for non-motorway traffic.