Work to improve the A38 is set to last a year
Work to improve the A38 is set to last a year and will include lane closures, drivers are warned.
Highways England has sent a postcard to those living near the A38 explaining work will be carried out along the carriageway, between it junctions with the A50 and A5, south of Lichfield.
It will start this month and is expected to be finished by spring 2021.
The main work will include maintenance to the bridges at Barton Turns and Clay Mills.
Other work being carried out includes resurfacing and drainage upgrades which will lead to sections of the A38 being closed overnight at various locations while it is being carried out.
Highways England has said that road signs will be in place ahead of any closures.
Workers will still be carrying out work during the coronavirus lockdown, with strict guidelines in place to ensure their safety.
A Highways England spokesman said: “Roadworks affect all journeys which is why it’s important they are completed as quickly as possible.
“We will continue to maintain the network, ensuring that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they are needed most.
“All our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and none of our sites are open to the public.
“All major construction projects are closely monitored and the situation is kept under constant review.”
A programme for what work is being carried out and where is not yet available.
The work on the Barton Turn bridge is due to start on Tuesday, April 14, and last for six months.
Traffic lights will be in place on the bridge, which crosses the busy dual carriageway at Barton under Needwood, just south of Burton.
As a result of the works, there will be a temporary reduced speed limit and lanes will be narrowed on the A38 beneath the bridge.
Some overnight road closures will also be required on the A38, Highways England previously said.
The Barton bridge was identified for maintenance in a bid to “protect and prolong the life of the structure”, according to the roadworks authority.
Work on the Clay Mills over-bridge (A5121), between Claymills Road and Derby Road, is scheduled to take place from Monday, May 4, to Sunday, May 17.
The work be done by Kier, on behalf of Highways England.
Highways England has confirmed that the road will be closed from 8pm to 6am, from Monday to Friday, during the two weeks while maintenance work is carried out on the bridge.