A lane will be closed on the dual carriageway heading out of Wolverhampton on the A449 Stafford Road due to emergency works by Severn Trent Water.
It means that a section of the northbound road between the junction of Bushbury Lane and Oxley Avenue will be reduced to one lane, with the closure expected to remain in place until Wednesday.
A spokesman for Wolverhampton Council said: "Severn Trent Water emergency works mean a temporary lane closure on Stafford Road outbound, between the junction of Bushbury Lane and the junction of Oxley Avenue, is expected to remain in place until Wednesday."
It comes as part of the city's Cannock Road closed today for six months marking the start of two years of major Severn Trent roadworks.
The giant utility company is spending £2.3 million replacing four miles of water pipes around Fallings Park starting with the stretch of the Cannock Road.
A Severn Trent spokesman said: “Our team is currently on site on Stafford Road, working to repair a burst water pipe.
"For the safety of our teams and other road users, two-way traffic lights will be in place for the duration of the works.
“We understand that roadworks can be frustrating and we will be working hard to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.
"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience while we make this repair.”