A MAJOR road will be closed for two nights for essential maintenance to the bridge joints.

The A34 will be closed northbound from 9pm to 6am between the M3 junction 9 roundabout at Winnall and the A272 at Three Maids Hill on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26.

A statement on the National Highways website reads: “We’re carrying out essential maintenance to the bridge joints where the A34 Winchester Bypass splits for the A33 Basingstoke Road. 

“We need a few more shifts to finish painting some road markings and install some more anti-skid material.”

Drivers will be diverted via M3 northbound towards Basingstoke and use junction 7 and A303 to Bullington Cross for the A34.