A main road into a Wiltshire town is set to shut to motorists for 10 days during resurfacing works.

The A4 Bath Road, in Chippenham, will close between Methuen Park and The Pheasant pub roundabout on Monday, September 4.

This closure will remain in place on weeknights until Thursday, September 14, between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

During this time Wiltshire Council’s contractors Atkins will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing work to the stretch of road, as well as the replacement of existing road markings, the adjustment of ironworks and other associated works.

Motorists entering the town from Chequers Roundabout will be required to use a lengthy diversion route via the A350 before turning onto Bristol Road via Bumpers Farm Roundabout.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roadworks are currently in place on the A350 near Lackham RoundaboutRoadworks are currently in place on the A350 near Lackham Roundabout (Image: Lucy Phillips)

Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although the council have warned the nature of the works may cause some delays, despite scheduling the closure overnight.

This comes during of a summer of roadworks on Chippenham’s key routes.

Earlier this month the council confirmed an improvement scheme would begin on the Malmesbury Roundabout, linking the town to the M4, in mid-August.

Meanwhile ongoing roadworks on the A350, between the Lackham and Chequers Roundabouts, have continued throughout the summer due to delays.

The council’s roadworks map indicates these are due to finish on August 31.