A commuter road will be closed for a period as major maintenance work is due to take place.

Shire Way in Yate will be closed whilst work takes place from February 4-8.

South Gloucestershire Council revealed the plans in a letter to residents of the area, explaining the road will be closed for the duration of work.

In the letter the council said: "Major resurfacing works will involve the planing off of the existing surface of the carriageway and the laying of a new surface.

"The work will start at 8.00pm and remain in place until approximately 6.00am.

"For the duration of the works, the road will be closed and all traffic will be diverted around the the area whilst the closures are in place."

The council have revealed that they will make sure that residents can access their properties during the work, however they have requested that cars be left away from the area to ensure there are no delays.

"During the periods that these works are being carried out, it is essential that the road is kept clear of vehicles as this will interfere with the works," the statement said.

"If there are vehicles parked on the road that could obstruct the work, it may be necessary to have the vehicles removed.

"Although alternative routes will be signposted whilst the works are in progress, it is possible that delays may occur on the surrounding network.