Drivers heading to Barton under Needwood are being warned about road closures as work starts to repair a road dubbed the worst in Britain.
Regular users of the B5016 Station Road will already have noticed the beginning of five weeks of work to overhaul the pothole-riddled road, which has been previously described as being "moon-like". Now they will experience some road closures between 7.30pm and 6am as work starts on resurfacing.
This work will be split into three phases, with diversions put in place during that time when necessary. The first phase will be all this week until Friday, August 18 between the Greycar Business Park island and the approach to Station Lane.
The second phase will be all next week, from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25, around the A38 southbound island and all of the approaches to it.
The third phase will be between Monday and Friday, August 28 to September 1, on the A38 northbound island and the approach to Station Road. The roads will be open as normal during the weekends.
The Barton road made national headlines because of its poor state, with drivers saying travelling over the surface was like "driving over the moon".
The five-week scheme will see the potholed B5016 Station Road resurfaced, along with three roundabouts and slip roads onto the A38. Kerbs and ironworks will also be replaced as part of the project, say roadworks bosses.
It is part of a £500,000 project to improve roads which form part of a junction of the A38 in East Staffordshire and will begin on Monday, July 31.
Burton Mail readers have previously made their voices heard over the state of the road, with Andrew Hollyhead, from Barton, going as far as to call the B5016 island on the way back from Walton to Barton as "moon-like" and "more suited for an off-road vehicle".
When it was revealed that work was due to start, many readers celebrated the news and the long wait being over.
Lauren Kelly said: "Finally, finally, finally. No more roller-coaster ride over the roundabout."
Sonia Gilbert said: "Thank God for that. I'll put out the bunting", and Anna Jane Warrington said: "Finally. It's actually painful driving around there."
Sarah Gould said: "Hope they do a proper job or it will need doing again by Christmas."
June King said: "I will believe it when I see it."
Others have said it is "about time" work started on the road as they have waited long enough for it to be completed.
Jen Hardy said: "Well it's about time; it’s only taken you 10 years" and Laura Lou added: "Everyone moans about the potholes, but everyone will moan about the roadworks and traffic."
Drivers can see more detail on the road closures, with live traffic information here.