PART of a major motorway will be closed for four weeks for resurfacing work.

Both carriageways of the M62 will be shut overnight, between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and junction 27 (Gildersome), from next Monday.

The works, carried out by National Highways, will last until Friday, November 5.

The carriageways will be shut from 8pm to 6am between Mondays and Fridays.

The M62-M621 clockwise link road will also be closed for the same works.

National Highways Project Manager Esref Ulas said: “The work will keep the M62 in the safe, smooth condition that road users are accustomed to.

"While we do it we will take advantage of the traffic management that will be in place to also renew traffic detector loops and replace any marker posts that need attention.

"By grouping these improvements together we can minimise disruption for our customers.”

The road will be open to traffic during the day.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place which have been agreed with Leeds City Council and Kirklees Council.