DRIVERS are being warned about five days of roadworks which are taking place at a busy junction in Christchurch.

The works at the traffic lights of Stour Road and Barrack Road commence on Monday September 18 and are scheduled to be completed on Friday September 22.

Large signs have been put on display in the area to inform motorists of the disruption.

A section of Stour Road will be closed and a number of turning restrictions will be implemented at the junction.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation for the duration of the work.

The measures are to allow Bournemouth Water to locate and repair a water main.

A signposted diversion route via Barrack Road, B3073 Bargates and Stour Road will be in place.

A statement from Bournemouth Water says: "Bournemouth Water will be repairing a damaged water main outside No 40 Stour Road, Christchurch, from Monday September 18.

"Stour Road will be closed to traffic between Gleadowe Avenue and Barrack Road for five days. A signed diversion route will be in place.

"No customers’ water supplies should be affected during the work.

"Motorists are advised to allow some extra time for their journeys."

The full list of of temporary road measures are as follows.

Stour Road will be closed in both directions from its northern junction with Barrack Road to approximately outside house number 26.

There will be no left turn from Barrack Road westbound onto the south section of Stour Road.

Traffic heading eastbound on Barrack Road will not be able to turn onto the south or north section of Stour Road.

From Stour Road south traffic will only be able to turn left.

Lane closures will be in operation on each direction of Barrack Road.