The gas main replacement will be carried out by Southern Gas Networks and are expected to last approximately 7 weeks.
It will be carried out using narrow lanes and a 20mph speed limit. Access to and from Church Lane and Star Lane will be closed throughout the project with signed diversions in place.
Highways England Asset Manager Janice Burgess said:
We have been working with Southern Gas Network to ensure that their work is carried out efficiently to minimise the disruption. I advise drivers to plan their journeys to allow extra time.
For more information about the work, please visit the Southern Gas Networks website.
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.