A busy town centre road will be made one-way to all traffic from Monday.

Drivers will only be able to travel westbound along Manor Street in Braintree and eastbound along Victoria Street due to the regeneration scheme.

Buses will still be able to exit right onto Victoria Street from the bus interchange.

Construction work is set to start on the new development in Manor Street, which includes a new car park, hotel, medical centre, bus interchange and flats.

The one-way enforcement will mean there will be no access to Manor Street for drivers approaching from Fairfield Road.

There will also be no on-street parking outside the Braintree District Museum.

Council bosses say hoardings, the extension of the public footpath into the road and the locations of new temporary bus stops make the introduction of this single lane necessary.

A spokesman added: "Implementing this one way system is important because we need to allow the traffic enough room to safely navigate past pedestrians and workers working on the construction site.

"We would like to thank residents and business for their patience and support as this change begins."

The one-way system will be in place for the duration of the build project which is expected to finish in late Autumn 2021.