OVERNIGHT road closures are expected this month while resurfacing work takes place.

From September 20, both northbound lanes of Lottbridge Drove from the A259 Seaside to Cross Levels Way in Eastbourne will be closed between 8pm and 6am.

The overnight road closures on the northbound carriageway are expected to be in place until October 1.

There will be a lane closure in place on the southbound carriageway one night during the week to allow repairs to the central reservation, the details of this will be publicised when confirmed.

A spokesman for East Sussex Highways said: "By carrying out the work overnight, we hope to minimise disruption to motorists using this busy road.

"We appreciate that there may still be some disruption but would ask people to bear with us as the result of the work will be a smoother and safer road surface."

During the road closures, traffic will be diverted via the A259 Seaside Whitley Road, Lewes Road, Kings Drive, Rodmill Roundabout and Cross Levels Way.

On September 21, new safety barriers will be installed at the Lottbridge roundabout during the day. The road will be open, but motorists are being warned that there may be some delays.

In separate works, both southbound lanes of Lottbridge Drove will be closed overnight on October 1 to enable a preservative coat to be applied to the road surface.

Details of work being carried out across the county by East Sussex Highways can be found at www.eastsussexhighways.com.