Nottinghamshire's A453 overnight road closure starts

Map of A453 closure and diversions
Image caption The diversion into Nottingham is 15 miles long, while the one to the power station is 18 miles long

A six-mile stretch of the A453 from Nottingham to junction 24 of the M1 is being shut for four weeks.

The Highways Agency said the £1.68m resurfacing project was needed to prepare for the road to be widened into a dual carriageway in 2015.

Diversions will be put in place from 20:00 GMT till 05:30 every night to minimise congestion, the agency said.

Motorists going into Nottingham will face a 15 mile (24.1 km) diversion.

Traffic going to Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station will travel along an 18-mile (30 km) diversion which passes through a number of small villages.

Full details of the closure can be found on the Highways Agency website.

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