Easton Square on Portland will be temporarily closed on Friday to enable Wessex Water to undertake essential repairs.

The repairs are being made to a defective frame and cover in the highway.

A spokesman for Dorset Council said: “All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Easton Square in Portland from the junction with Straits to the junction with Park Road, a distance of approximately 60 metres.

“The notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to the highway users.”

The roadworks will be in place from 8pm to 11pm. The alternative route will be signposted but follows: Reforme, Station Road, Channel View Road, Clarence Road, Park Estate Road and Park Road.

For more information about the work being undertaken call Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600 or Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020.