Delayed work to install a very low noise surface on a busy bypass will finally get underway this weekend - starting with a full closure until Monday morning.

The two-week programme to lay the new surface on the Wendover bypass starts at 7pm on Friday, September 20.

Work on the new £1.51 million surface - funded by HS2 as mitigation for the extra noise generated by construction traffic using the road - was due to start over the August bank holiday week.

However, issues relating to the availability and testing of the specialist material meant contractors will start work this weekend instead.

The busy road will be shut from 7pm on September 20 until 6am on Monday, September 23.

It will then be shut every weekday night from Monday, 7pm to 6am, with narrower lanes and a 30mph speed limit during the day.

A second weekend closure from 7pm on Friday, September 27 to 6am on Monday, September 30, will allow contractors to finish surfacing by Friday, October 4.

Diversion routes will be clearly signed and advanced notices have been placed on all major approaches.

Mark Shaw, Bucks County Council deputy leader and transport cabinet member, said: "I realise there will be some disruption but I hope everyone will bear with us.

"This is the first time we've laid very low noise surfacing in the county so it's exciting for us as well as for Wendover residents, who will get the specialist surface they overwhelmingly opted for."