A main route through a Wiltshire town will close for repairs to a “rapidly deteriorating” road blighted by large potholes.

Devizes residents have been calling for Wiltshire Council to repair the road surface on the A361 Estcourt Street, near The Crammer, for some time.

A number of large potholes, on what is one of the busiest roads through the town, have been causing issues for motorists at the Morrisons roundabout and along The Crammer to Brickley Lane.

Among those pushing for repairs was Cllr Iain Wallis, the representative for Devizes North, who says the road has needed attention for years but has recently become “significantly worse.”

Speaking on Facebook, he said: “We are all aware of the very poor condition of the road which has deteriorated rapidly over the last couple of months.

“I have been reporting this road for some years and now it has become significantly worse I have been pushing the case for resurfacing.

“It has been decided that due to the condition resurfacing is the option which must be taken even though there will be some excavation of the area later in the year to install the new water main.”

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Estcourt Street in DevizesEstcourt Street in Devizes (Image: Newsquest)

Now Wiltshire Council has confirmed resurfacing works will take place over three nights starting in the week of Monday, March 3.

During these works the road will be closed overnight between the Morrisons roundabout and the junction with Brickley Lane.

At the time of writing, the exact timings of the overnight road closure had not been confirmed but the council’s roadworks maps listed the works as taking place between 7pm and 5am.

Many locals have reported complaints about the state of the route in recent weeks.

One driver said: “Good to hear it's going to be resurfaced soon.

“It's degenerated into an 18th century cart track, really not good for tyres.”

“The road has degraded rapidly but would say right the way to the canal bridge is pretty rough”, added another.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Estcourt Street in DevizesEstcourt Street in Devizes (Image: Newsquest)

Despite the imminent repairs, the road surface will be the subject of further upheaval later this year when Wessex Water carries out works in the area.

Cllr Wallis urged residents to report damage to roads around the town when they see them.

He added: “Thank you for your patience and persistence in this matter.

“If you report any road defects you see and inform your local councillor and if they are not dealt with, we will be able to ensure we deal with the outstanding issues together.”