ROAD closures and traffic management will be in force along Haslucks Green Road in Shirley as national grid replaces a worn-out section of gas pipes.
This essential work will start on August 3 and is expected to last for approximately six weeks.
During this time, temporary traffic lights will be installed on Haslucks Green Road and Valsheda Road.
Colebrook Road will be closed to through traffic with access available only for residents. Diversions will be clearly signposted.
The new main will make gas distribution safer and more effective for local residents and businesses.
Made of hard-wearing plastic, the pipe will last for several generations and will need little or no maintenance meaning future disruption from roadworks will be greatly reduced.
Stephan Murray of National Grid said: “We know that some of the essential work National Grid has to carry out to replace the gas mains creates disruption and inconvenience, but we are always looking for ways to minimise these problems.
“In this situation, completing the work during school holidays when traffic is lighter seemed the better solution.
“We advise motorists to allow extra time for their journey and follow the road signs guiding them through the traffic management systems.”
Customers can call the customer helpline on 0114 232 8095 for further information.