Rye Lane will be closed between Hanover Park and Choumert Road this week as the next stage of the gas mains engineering work takes place.
Gas company SGN say work is continuing apace and ahead of schedule, with the fifth phase starting this week.
From today, the mains between Bournemouth Road and Choumert Road are being replaced, with a diversion in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road, except for deliveries and bin collection which will continue as normal.
Bournemouth Road will also be closed at the junction with Rye Lane to let the diggers in.
During this work, the rest Bournemouth Road will be open both ways to traffic.
From Monday, April 15, Bournemouth Road should be re-opened and work will move onto Choumert Road, which will be closed at its junction with Rye Lane.
Rye Lane remains open to pedestrians throughout.