MOTORISTS could face big delays as a busy crossing in the town centre is upgraded.

The crossing at the junction of Worcester Road and Hanover Street is set to be upgraded to a Puffin crossing – a crossing that allows pedestrians and traffic to be managed more efficiently, using detectors that respond to demand.

The two existing Zebra crossings on the exit from Worcester Road will be retained.

However, a number of closures have been put place.

Work started last week and is set to last around five weeks.

The left turn out of Worcester Road will be closed for the majority of the time that the works take place and a diversion will be in place.

Also, for a short period of time the junction will be controlled with temporary traffic lights.

In addition, from mid-March, there will be up to five night-time road closures of Worcester Road/Hanover Street for carriageway resurfacing.

Vehicular access out of Worcester Road will remain open, but the route out of the road will depend where the work is taking place, this will be clearly signposted.

Dates/times may vary due to factors such as poor weather, so people are being urged to keep an eye on