Improvement work starts on Monday 18 January. The Highways England scheme includes road and footpath resurfacing, drainage repairs and pedestrian safety barrier replacement between the Station Road roundabout and the Dock Street/Warren St junction.
Work is scheduled for 6 weeks, subject to suitable weather conditions, and the majority will be carried out during the day using temporary traffic lights.
Two night closures are planned for Saturday 13 February (10pm to 10.30am) and Sunday 14 February (4.30pm to 8am).
Some overnight work will also take place to resurface Station Road roundabout. The road will remain open and traffic will be managed through the roadworks using temporary traffic lights.
Project manager Peter Gee said:
Anyone who regularly travels along this road, as a driver or a pedestrian, will know it is in need of resurfacing. We’re also taking the opportunity to improve drainage and upgrade the safety barrier.
We’re confident that the long term benefits will be worth the few weeks of disruption, and we’ll be carrying out the work outside of peak times to keep to impact to a minimum.
Clearly signed diversions will be in place for the 2 night closures.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.