Drivers are being warned ahead of roadworks set to last three weeks on a busy Weymouth route.

Work to upgrade the gas network in Wyke Road is due to start on Monday - and there will be three-way traffic lights on Boot Hill.

Gas company SGN, which is behind the works, has said it will be working hard to minimise disruption as much as possible.

It comes as works at Westham Bridge continue, after being hit by delays.

As reported by the Dorset Echo in September, the Wessex Water works were expected to take four months, but due to unexpected tidal conditions, the estimated completion date for these roadworks has been pushed back until February 2019.

The works are unrelated but are expected to create more misery for drivers.

A spokesman for SGN said: “We’ll shortly be starting work to upgrade the gas network in Wyke Road, Weymouth.

“We are investing to replace our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. This is the continuation of a wider project which began in 2017.

“In consultation with Dorset County Council, our work will start work on Monday, November 12 and last for approximately three weeks.”

The project has been split into two phases which, SGN says, will help minimise disruption.

n Phase one – approximately two weeks

Work will begin on Monday 12 November in Wyke Road at its junction with the A354 Rodwell Road and Franchise Street.

To ensure everyone’s safety, temporary three-way traffic lights will be in place at the junction and Franchise Road will be temporarily closed.

Motorists will also be unable to turn into Wyke Road from the A354 Rodwell Road. Signed diversions will be in place.

n Phase two – approximately one week

From Monday, November 26, work will be carried out at the opposite end of Wyke Road, at its junctions with All Saints Road, Camp Road and the B3156 Lanehouse Rocks Road.

Temporary four-way traffic lights will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

The spokesman added: “All the temporary traffic lights used in this project will be manually controlled at peak times to minimise disruption as much as possible.”