A MAJOR junction will be shut one-way for five nights for resurfacing.

The Vogue Gyratory in Lewes Road, Brighton, will be shut to southbound traffic between Monday December 2 and Friday December 5, from 8pm until 6am.

It is one of the final steps in works since July to redesign the junction, which have caused heavy delays. Southbound traffic heading for the city centre will be diverted up Coldean Lane and down Ditchling Road. There will be access-only arrangements as far south as Coombe Road.

There will be no access in or out of Hollingdean Road, Bear Road or Upper Lewes Road. For the first three nights, there will no vehicle access in or out of the Sainsbury’s car park after 8pm. The store will be open as usual until 10pm.

There will be no changes to northbound traffic. New traffic lights are due to be installed the week after the resurfacing, the final stage in the improvements to the scheme.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said the resurfacing would have been needed regardless of the changes to the gyratory.

The authority has written to 1,000 local addresses about the plans and has also been talking with local businesses, a spokesman said.

Lead councillor for transport Ian Davey apologised for the disruption but said once finished the junction would be “safer” and “more pleasant.”