MOTORISTS could face delays on the A35 Upton Bypass throughout November due to drainage cleaning works on the dual carriageway.

Engineers from Dorset Highways are set to begin at the western end of the road on Monday, November 2, and will remain in the area for three weeks.

From November 2 to November 6 a 700m section of the eastbound Upton Bypass will be reduced to one lane. All approaches onto the Bakers Arms Roundabout will be narrowed to one lane, as well as the road around the roundabout being reduced to one lane, to help direct drivers onto the open lane of the eastbound dual carriageway.

Work will then move to the westbound dual carriageway and restrictions at Bakers Arms Roundabout will be removed. The bypass will be reduced to one lane for the final 700m westbound approaching the roundabout.

There will be a temporary 30mph speed limit in the works area, on both sides of the road, while the work takes place. The drainage maintenance work will be completed by Saturday, November 21.