MOTORISTS could be in for a long summer of disruption when major roadworks take place on the A60 north of Mansfield.
One of the busiest routes out of the town centre will be closed to traffic from 31st July until at least 26th August while the stretch of road receives an upgrade from highways chiefs.
Work is being undertaken in the school holidays to keep disruption to a minimum and a diversion will be in place along Chesterfield Road South and Debdale Lane.
The road will be closed northbound between Ashfield Avenue and Birding Street, but southbound traffic into town will be unaffected.
Coun Phillip Shields, portfolio holder for the environment at Mansfield District Council, which is carrying out the work, says the upgrade is needed.
“Disruption to any road, especially such a busy route, is never welcome but the surface on this stretch of Woodhouse Road is in clear need of upgrading,” he said.
“The work has been timed to take place during the school summer holidays, which is traditionally a quieter period but there inevitably will be inconvenience - especially for local residents - for which we apologise.
“I am sure every motorist will feel the benefit of having a much improved road surface after the work is completed.”
The council is completing the work on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Highways Partnership.
Bosses have written to 1,300 households near Woodhouse Road to inform them of the work and to apologise for any inconvenience. Refuse and recycling collections will go ahead as normal.
Anyone requiring further information in advance of the work should contact Keagan Cooke on Mansfield 463369 or, during the work, Steve Dalby on Mansfield 463720.
Elsewhere on the A60, Nottinghamshire County Council will be carrying out work on Nottingham Road, Kirkby Road and Main Road in Ravenshead from 11th July to 26th August.
Major highways maintenance work will mean traffic signals, 30mph speed restrictions and temporary prohibition of driving will all be in place at times during this period.