TOMORROW is set to mark the start of more than three months of works on a major road leading to Sadlers Farm roundabout.

The works, which are due to start tomorrow and end at the beginning of July, will see a lane closure Westbound between Tarpots and Sadlers Farm.

This is due to works being carried out by Essex and Suffolk Water to reduce the chances of water main bursts impacting the main road.

Works was initially scheduled to start on April 8, but were postponed while Cadent Gas completed works on Essex Way.

The lane closure and works are set to cause major disruption in the area, with councillors urging drivers to “allow extra time for journeys”.

When works begin, Essex and Suffolk Water says crews will be working from 7am to 9pm each day in a bid to complete work as soon as possible.

As the work moves along the road, temporary closures will be required on Homefields Avenue and Romsey Road, timed to happen separately and ensuring access is maintained for all residents.

Additionally, during the course of the project, two short-term lane closures will be required eastbound.

The firm has already carried out two pieces of work that reduce the chances of burst water mains closing the roads around the Sadlers Farm roundabout at Benfleet.

Daren Still, project manager at Essex and Suffolk Water, said: “This additional piece of work will allow us to go even further in protecting this busy road network from the impacts that can be felt from water main bursts.

"We would like to thank motorists and customers for their patience while we carry out this work.”