There are long delays on the A12 heading towards Suffolk due to a road closure as part of a £37million scheme. 

Drivers on the northbound carriageway at junction 25 for Marks Tey are faced with delays of more than 90 minutes due to works being carried out to improve the road. 

National Highways closed the road at 9pm on Friday evening, and it will remain shut until 5am on Monday. 

The closure forms part of a project to remove the old concrete road surface between Marks Tey and Stanway. 

Six further closures have been planned at the Marks Tey junction between June and August. 

Karl Brooks, National Highways programme delivery manager, said: “We are sorry for the inconvenience this weekend work will cause but we are doing everything we can to minimise disruption at the busiest times - that is why we are working at weekends and overnight.

"The upgrade to this part of the A12 is part of a nationwide drive from National Highways to replace or repair ageing concrete roads across the country."