A road closure in the centre of Lyme Regis comes into force this week.

Lyme Regis Town Council and Dorset Council highways service will be closing the A3052 Church Street/Bridge Street to enable the replacement of the shuttle traffic signals and also to allow the town council to carry out repairs to the Grade II listed Guildhall.

Due to the extremely narrow width of the road, the location of the work and the space required for the Guildhall scaffolding, the only way to carry out the repairs and highway maintenance is under a road closure.

The road will be closed between Monmouth Road and Cobb Gate Car Park from Tuesday, January 4 until Friday, February 18.

Cllr Ray Bryan, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said: “Working together under one road closure for the two projects will minimise the considerable inconvenience for residents, and we’ve also carefully considered the timing of these works – with traffic flows typically at their lowest at the start of the year.

“We’re installing above-ground detection equipment which will be easier to maintain and should negate the need for a closure for any future work on the signals.”