ROADWORKS on the A179 Hart bypass on the outskirts of Hartlepool will start on Monday.
Repairs are to be carried out on joints between sections of the road surface along the full length of the bypass.
The work is expected to take around three days to complete and lane closures will be needed. For drivers heading into Hartlepool, there will be a diversion through Hart Village for one of the days.
A Hartlepool Borough Council spokesman said: “As a result of the lane closures, some delays are inevitable. However, we will be doing our best to keep any disruption to a minimum and all work will be carried out at “off peak” times, between 9.30am and 3pm.
“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to motorists in advance for any inconvenience they suffer.”