A Wanborough road used as a popular through-route is to close for 11 months from tomorrow.

The Marsh is shutting as part of the work to build the new Southern Connector Road.

It means motorists will have to use Pack Hill and The High Street through Wanborough rather than the route just off Commonhead roundabout, as a shortcut. 

The Southern Connector Road will provide a link between the New Eastern Villages and Commonhead roundabout, near the Great Western Hospital.

In a statement the borough council said: "The road will be closed throughout the construction of the Southern Connector Road to keep residents and motorists safe.

"Land and properties along the route will continue to be accessible from the North and South however, it will no longer be possible for motorists to use The Marsh as a through-route.

"A diversion route will be signposted for motorists."

Access will be maintained for cyclists and pedestrians after Coun Gary Sumner asked for it, following discussions with locals. 

Bus operators are aware of this closure and will be providing details of their diversion routes.

Stagecoach has announced a new timetable for the 46/48 service effective from tomorrow which you can see on their website

Delays are expected for children using school transport in the area.

Once the work is complete, The Marsh will reopen via the Southern Connector Road.