SIX weeks of night works are due to begin at the A340 Thornycroft roundabout next month.

Hampshire County Council says the works make up the next stage of a £9.5 million package of improvements to the roundabout and is part of its "ongoing commitment to improve congestion for businesses and residents in Basingstoke."

The works will begin on Monday, October 5, and run between 8pm and 5:30am Monday to Friday for six weeks.

Cllr Rob Humby, member for economy, transport and environment, said: “This project aims to reduce journey times and improve traffic flows on the A340 corridor. To manage traffic effectively, avoid delays, and ensure the safety of our workforce, it will be necessary to close sections of the roundabout in phases at night, meaning a short diversion will be required and will be fully signposted. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to continue using the existing subways and footbridge to cross the main roads and not approach the works area. Temporary signage will be in place for guidance.

“Whilst every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, the nature of the works means that some disturbance is to be expected, for which I apologise in advance. We are asking people to plan their journeys.”

Road works have been ongoing on the key intersection of the ring road and Churchill Way since last year, with this being the latest move to finish the roundabout works.

The works were stopped over lockdown, but resumed in the summer.