WORK to resurface a busy Southampton road will go on for an extra day.

The city council has confirmed that the last phase of "life-extending" surface treatment work on Burgess Road will start today.

It was due to start yesterday.

They tweeted that this was down to a "delay in equipment".

Works will take two days, and the road will be closed from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The Burgess Road closure will be between Hill Lane and Bassett Avenue.

A council spokesperson said: "This is a quick process but the material needs time to cure and set before traffic can drive over it."

They added: "Once the works have been completed it will be necessary for us to return to adjust the manhole covers and drain heights.

"This will be undertaken with localised traffic management, usually within a week of completing the surface treatment. If a short road closure is required, we will give notice via advanced warning signs.

"It will also be necessary for us to return to install the road markings approximately two weeks after completion of the surface treatment.

"This will also be undertaken with localised traffic management."

Phase one of the work took place on June 1 for four nights, with workers patching and resurfacing the worst sections of the road.