A BUSY Colchester road is set to close for resurfacing works.

Essex County Council plans to shut Straight Road from Lexden Road to James Carter Road.

The closure, which will take place some time in March, will allow the road to repaired.

An exact date for the repairs and an estimate of how long they may take has yet not been given.

Traffic will be diverted along Southway and Shrub End Road while the works take place.