Roadworks costing £600,000 are set to begin on a major road in Staffordshire next week.
The major resurfacing programme will see improvements made on the A51 Western Bypass and Stafford Road running between Longford and Lichfield.
The works, being carried out by Staffordshire County Council, are set to begin this Tuesday and are expected to take 16 weeks to complete.
During this time there will be major resurfacing between Constitution Island at A515 Featherbed Lane and Bowling Green Island at The Friary. There will also be repairs to damaged kerbs and ironwork.
Some short-term road closures are to be expected, but will not take place until June.
There will be a temporary 30 mph speed limit in place for the full duration of the works.
Staffordshire county councillor Terry Finn said: “The investment here is very welcome and is great news for people in Lichfield.
“I’m sure motorists who use this area will notice a real difference in their journeys once the work is complete.”
Fellow county councillor Alan White added: “The improvements on this stretch of road are essential and we are committed to keeping our main arterial routes in good order. Our highways teams will be doing their utmost to make sure the work is done as efficiently as possible.
“There will be some temporary road closures and diversions during the work, but the first of these closures will not begin until June.”