Drivers planning on using the A66 in Stockton are being warned of overnight work to resurface the road beginning on Monday (May 13).

National Highways is working on the A66 in both directions between the junction with Yarm Road (A1027) and the A1045 at Thornaby.

They say that to carry out the work safely they will need to close the carriageway and slip roads overnight Sunday to Friday between 8pm and 6am.

The only exception will be Saturday nights when it will remain open.

A National Highways spokesperson said: "This work will be carried out in four phases to reduce the length of the diversions and minimise disruption to drivers.

"Work will start on the eastbound carriageway, switching to the westbound once eastbound is complete.

"The road will remain open during the day with all traffic running on a temporary road surface. A reduced speed limit will be in place throughout the resurfacing.

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"Drivers are strongly advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations."

The latest traffic information is available at or from National Highways’ 24/7 customer contact centre at 0300 123 5000.

Updates will also be posted to National Highways’ regional X (Twitter feed) @HighwaysNEAST.