MOTORISTS are being warned of seven major sets of roadworks which are taking place across the South of England.

The road improvements will take place from October 7 until October 13 and will affect parts of Hampshire.

Highways England have said they aim to carry out the works with the aim of "causing as little disruption as possible".

These are the roadworks that are set to go ahead:

M3 junction 12 Chandler's Ford to M27 Eastleigh, Hampshire: street lighting

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the street lighting along the M3 southbound takes place this week.

The M3 southbound carriageway will be closed from junction 12 to the M27 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday, October 9 for three nights.

A signed diversion will be in place via Eastleigh.

A34 Whitchurch, Hampshire: bridge joint

Work to replace the joint in the bridge which carries the A34 over the River Test continues this week.

The A34 northbound carriageway from the A303 (Bullington) to Tot Hill will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Monday 7 October.

A3 Guildford, Surrey: slip road widening and street lighting

Work to improve the street lighting and safety by widening the southbound slip road at the University Interchange continues this week.

Narrow lanes are in place on the A3 northbound carriageway and University exit slip road 24 hours a day until March 2020.

A34 Oxfordshire: junction improvements

Work to refresh the road markings and install LED road studs at the West Ilsley junction, Chilton junction, Milton Interchange, Hinksey Hill junction and the Botley Interchange, continues this week.

The A34 northbound carriageway from the A423 Hinksey Hill junction to the A44 Peartree Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 8 October for three nights.

M4 junctions 3 at Hayes to 12 at Theale, Berkshire: upgrade to smart motorway

Work to improve journeys by converting the M4 into a smart motorway between Junctions 3 at Hayes to Junction 12 at Theale continues this week.

There will be 24-hour narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction are in place for sections of this stretch of the M4.