A MAJOR Wiltshire road will close for repairs from this week.

The A4 will be shut between Chippenham and Calne.

The closure will allow for road repair work, including the relining of the carriageway.

Work begins on Wednesday and will last until Friday, April 27. The road will be closed between 7pm until 6am the following morning.

The works will stop during the weekend.

Stagecoach West says that the closure will affect some of its later-running services on the 55 route between Swindon and Chippenham.

During the closure, the 55 service will run normal route to Lyneham MOD Main Gate, where it will then turn around at the camp entrance and then run via the B4069 direct to Chippenham Bus Station via Chippenham Rail Station.

Stagecoach will also be running a shuttle bus between Calne Strand and Lyneham Main Gate, which connects with the 55 at Lyneham.

All buses between Monday and Friday will run their normal route during the day, including the early morning 5.23am service from Royal Wootton Bassett to Chippenham - which has not been diverted.