Overnight closures on a major roundabout linking Braintree and Chelmsford will take place after being postponed due to weather warnings.

Sheepcotes Roundabout on Essex Regiment Way will close on Saturday night from 9pm until 6am and on Sunday night from 9pm until 5am.

The works were due to take place last weekend but due to weather warnings from the Met Office ahead of Storm Dennis the works were postponed in the interest of public safety.

Temporary surfaces are currently in place on all approached to the roundabout until Friday

The works are park of a £7.3 million scheme from Essex County Council to improve links between Braintree and Chelmsford.

The plans include a dedicated left turn slip road from Braintree Road to Essex Regiment Way, reducing the side of the central roundabout to allow two traffic lanes and widening the roundabout approach on Essex Regiment Way.

Work is set to be complete in Spring 2020.

Essex highways are working to reschedule the overnight closures.