Drivers are asked to avoid the High Street and Market Place in Chippenham as they will be temporarily closed for resurfacing.

The works will begin on Monday, May 11 and will last for five days, and will effect between the Bath Rd and The Bridge roundabout as well as the roundabout between Market Place and St Mary St.

Pedestrian access will be maintained for businesses and residents, but the working area will be fenced off to ensure social distancing.

The main diversion routes will be west on Bath Road, south on A4 Avenue La Fleche, east on Gladstone Rd, east on Timber St, north on Lords Lane and north on Market Place.

A council spokesman said: “I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause, but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire's highway network.

Road markings may need to be completed at a later date.”