A MAIN route in Weymouth is set to close overnight next week.

The overnight closure of Dorchester Road in the Radipole and Lodmoor areas will allow resurfacing works to take place.

The closure will take place daily between 8pm and 5am from Tuesday, July 16 until Sunday, July 21.

A distance of approximately 1,060 meters will be covered by the closure between the junction at Ricketts Close, near the Hotel Rembrandt, and the junction of Monmouth Avenue at Radipole.

A suggested diversion route has been put in place directing motorists via the A354 Weymouth Way and King Street.

The diversionThe diversion (Image: Dorset Council)