The overnight roadworks on a section of the A35 are set to begin tonight.

Today and tomorrow the A35 will be closed between Bridport and Dorchester from 8pm to 6am each night.

Pre-setting out of the signs for the road closure may commence from 7.30pm for the road to be closed from 8pm.

This is part of ongoing work, improving and introducing new markings.

A diversion will be in place via the A3066, A356 and A37.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example, heavy rain may affect the progress.

A spokesperson for National Highways said: "The programme of work started on March 18 between Axminster and Bridport, improving and introducing new road markings for drivers.

"These works will be continuing as we return to the A35 to finish improvements to the road surface on the approaches to Kingston Russell bends, located between Bridport and Dorchester. This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users."

During the day the road will be open as usual.

Access to properties with direct access to the A35 will be maintained for residents and businesses.