A busy West End road is due to be shut for repairs over this week as workmen from Hampshire County Council are set to move in.

Moorhill Road in West End is a busy main road that links areas in the eastern region of the city such as West End, Harefield, Hedge End and Thornhill with the rest of Southampton.

The road leads from Church Hill to the Kanes Hill roundabout and has been used as a diversion route while Charles Watts Way has been closed in the eastbound direction.

Last month, Hampshire County Council extended the closure of Charles Watts Way - shut due to a landslide - for around three moths after the repair works were due to finish in mid-February.

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Hampshire County Council has stated that the reason for the Moorhill Road closure is for workers to carry out crack sealing repairs on the carriageway.

An overnight road closure is due to be put in place from today, Tuesday, April 2, and is set to last for three nights.

The closures will be in place from 8pm until 6am the next morning.

In a letter send to residents, warning them of the upcoming closure, a spokesperson for the authority said: “Whilst the works are in progress vehicular access will not be possible.

“Thank you for your co-operation and patience whilst we undertake these essential works.”