CLOSURES are in place on a main Stroud road as work begins. 

Closures on A419 London Road, which is pitted with large potholes, are set to last almost a month while a stretch is resurfaced.

Commuters were previously warned about closures on one of Stroud's busiest and most badly damaged roads.

The closures are in place between the Bowbridge crossroads and Cowcombe Hill for around 26 nights between 7pm and 7am, excluding weekends.

Work started on Tuesday, Tuesday, September 12 and is due to be completed on Tuesday, October 17,

The bulk of the works take place in three sections - one will affect London Road from Toadsmoor Road to Cowcombe Hill roundabout, another will affect the route from the layby north of Brimscombe & Thrupp FC to the Old Neighbourhood and another will run from the Bowbridge crossroads to Brimscombe Lane.

These routes will be closed at different times although there is no fixed schedule yet.

For motorists who want to travel from Stroud to Cirencester during these hours, there is an official diversion route which goes through Painswick, Brockworth, Colesbourne and North Cerney on the A435 Cheltenham Road.