MOTORISTS leaving Portsmouth face delays this weekend due to roadworks.
Portsmouth City Council advised drivers to allow extra time for their journeys between 8am and 4pm today and tomorrow when works on the M275 are carried out.
Works which include installing emergency phones and electronic signs, mean the left-hand lane of the northbound carriageway between Rudmore roundabout and the new Tipner Interchange junction is shut during the period.
Graham Baggaley, project manager, said: ‘Unfortunately we sometimes have to close lanes while work is done, but we have scheduled this for a time we know is far less likely to have any adverse impact.
‘We’re very sorry for the inconvenience to drivers and grateful for everyone’s patience during this work.’
Portsmouth City Council staff have said traffic levels would be monitored to ensure the lane was reopened if congestion started to build.
The works come shortly after new traffic lights on the Rudmore roundabout came into operation.
They are part of a £28m project to build a motorway junction, southbound bus lane running from Tipner to Rudmore and a park-and-ride.