PART of the A31 in east Dorset will be closed for four nights while maintenance works are carried out.

Highways England will be shutting both sides of the carriageway between Canford Bottom Roundabout and Merley Roundabout while contractors carry out drainage works and other highways maintenance.

The work is due to start on Tuesday, April 23.

The road will be shut between 9pm and 6am each night.

Traffic will be diverted via the A341, A348, and the B3073 during the closures.