Motorists face a 38-mile detour as roadworks close part of the A1 at Grantham

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A long stretch of the A1 southbound carriageway will be closed overnight for two weeks from Monday – with diversions sending motorists on a 38-mile detour.

The Highways Agency, which maintains the country’s major roads, has scheduled resurfacing work to take place between the A607 junction at Grantham and the A606 junction at Stamford.

The closure will be in place between 8pm and 6am each day, with diversions in place.

The official diversion route will be to leave the A1 at Harlaxton and travel south-west along the A607 to Melton Mowbray, and then take the A606 to head east to rejoin the A1 south at Stamford.