UP to three weeks of partial overnight road closures get underway in the Ipswich Road works as resurfacing of the streets in the area starts tomorrow.

The measures will be introduced to allow work to begin on the latest stage of the long-running £6.5 million Ipswich Road improvements scheme in Colchester, which started in September 2018.

From tomorrow the road from St Andrew’s Avenue East, across the Harwich Road roundabout, will be relaid as well as St Andrew’s Avenue to its junction with the Ipswich Road roundabout.

Works will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm and 6am, but sections the roads will have to be closed during the resurfacing.

Traffic restrictions including temporary traffic lights will be implemented.

Last month, Essex Highways confirmed the much-maligned roadworks scheme would not be completed this summer after discovering repairs were needed to the Cowdray Avenue rail bridge.

The resurfacing works will run from St Andrew’s Avenue East, across Harwich Road roundabout including the north and south sections, and then along St Andrew’s Avenue to the junction of the Ipswich Road roundabout.

They are expected to last between two and three weeks.

A spokesman for Essex Highways said: "Contractors will work at night to avoid traffic delays as we will have to close certain sections of the roads and implement traffic restrictions such as temporary traffic lights whilst these vital works take place.

“Working hours will be between 8pm and 6am with the noisiest work to be carried out before 11.30pm."

For more information about the works, visit essexhighways.org/highway-schemes-and-developments/major-schemes/a133-ipswich-road-improvements-colchester.aspx.