WORK to improve a busy roundabout will come to a stop for the summer - but first there will be two overnight closures.

Dorset Highways has been working to improve the walking and cycling facilities on East Road roundabout, Bridport, to promote sustainable transport links in the town.

Work started on April 1, but will now stop for the summer holidays to coincide with the nation-wide trunk road works embargo.

On Monday, July 15, the A35 Sea Road South arm of the roundabout will be closed from 8pm until 6am Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, July 16, the East Street/ East Road arm of the roundabout will be closed from 8pm until 6am Wednesday morning.

Residents will still be able to access homes and businesses but there will be no through access at the roundabout.

Two toucan crossings, a new one on East Road and a replacement for the puffin on the A35 Sea Road South, will be switched on and ready for use on Wednesday, July 17.

Cllr Ray Bryan, Dorset Council portfolio holder for Highways, Infrastructure and the Environment, said: “As this road is a major route for residents, commuters and visitors the best way to surface the areas in question is with a night closure.

“We’ve completed most of our work at the roundabout including realigning kerbs, improving pedestrian refuge islands and upgrading the pedestrian crossing on the A35, however, due to the project starting later than we had hoped we will need to return later this year.”

Dorset Highways will return in September to carry out landscaping of the roundabout and to install new street lighting columns and signs, which will be followed by the final surfacing of on the footway/cycleway.

The roundabout improvement work is a collaboration with Highways England and Dorset Council. The work is being funded by Highways England, which is responsible for the A35 trunk road.