WORK will begin tomorrow to resurface the A303, resulting in traffic disruption but ultimately smoother journeys for drivers.

The work will be carried out overnight from Thursday May 29 until the morning of Wednesday July 9 on the A303 between the A34 at Bullington Cross and Micheldever Station.

Work will take place between 10pm-6am with no work at weekends. From Thursday May 29, for eight nights work will take place on the eastbound carriageway.

This will then be followed by work on the westbound carriageway for 15 nights from Tuesday June 10, returning eastbound for six nights from Tuesday July 1.

During the work, the A303 will be closed in one direction at a time between the A34 and M3.

Road users travelling west will be directed onto the M3 to junction 9 or south on the A33 to access the A34 northbound, re-joining the A303 westbound at Bullington Cross.

Road users travelling east will be diverted onto the A34 at Bullington Cross to re-join the M3 at junction 9. Alternatively, non-motorway traffic can travel north on the A33 from the A34/M3 junction 9 junction.

Guy Watts, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said: “The work will involve the complete resurfacing of the A303 in both directions, providing a new smoother road surface for drivers and maintaining safety by improving skid resistance. This means our infrastructure will continue to support the economy in Hampshire.

“To minimise disruption we have planned work to take place overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest, and a clearly signed diversion will be in place so that drivers can continue their journeys.”