THE A31 between Wimborne will be closed overnight for two weeks, starting next month.

Highways England plans to carry out maintenance work along the A31 between Cadnam in Hampshire and Bere Regis in Dorset.

It means, starting May 4, the A31 eastbound and westbound carriageways will be closed overnight between Wimborne, the Merley roundabout, and Sturminster Marshall, the Roundhouse roundabout.

A diversion will be in place via the A349 and A350.

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “We will be combining various activities under several overnight closures. By combining work, we aim to keep disruption to both road users and local communities to a minimum.

“Work will include resurfacing, safety barrier replacement, road marking renewals, and replacement of street lighting and road signs.

“All work will take place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday nights only.”