WORK on a new toucan crossing in Hereford will start next week.

The crossing will be on the A49 between Mortimer Road and the Grandstand Road/Priory Place roundabout and will commence on Monday.

Work is expected to last for 12 weeks and will take place between 9am and 4pm.

A traffic management system will be in place, with Herefordshire Council saying that any disruption to motorists is expected to be minimal.

Night work to make the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists is also set to commence overnight on Monday, March 18.

The new crossing is part of a project to link the Great Western Way to the recently completed walking and cycling route on Holmer Road.