An Ipswich road is set to be closed for almost two months from next week. 

Leopold Road, which connects Rushmere Road and Colchester Road, will shut on Monday, May 13 to allow for Suffolk Highways to carry out reconstruction work on the pavement. 

Repairs on the road will be taking until Friday, July 5. 

A spokesman for Suffolk Highways said: "During this time, the road will be closed to ensure the safety of highway users and our operatives."

A diversion will be in place along Sidegate Avenue, Sidegate Lane, Woodbridge Road and Rushmere Road for the duration.

The closure has been confirmed as starting on the same date as Back Hamlet, near Ipswich Waterfront, is closing for several weeks.

This is to allow for Cadent to carry out roadworks.