A VILLAGE in Herefordshire will have to contend with more than two months of road closures once work starts there this week.

Herefordshire Council said as part of its Fastershire project, which aims to bring faster fibre intent to the county, roads around Almeley, south of Kington, would be closed over a nine-week period.

The closures, which will affect three different roads around the parish, are needed due to the fibre cables being installed the the "likelihood of danger to the public while the works are taking place".

The C1079 from Questmoor Farm to Meadows Farm will shut on Thursday (January 27) for 14 days, Herefordshire Council said.

That will be followed by the C1080 closing south of Pennsylvania Lyonshall to Bad Patch Wood for 54 days.

The work then finishes on the U90419 Spearmarsh Common with a five-day closure from March 28.

Diversions routes would be signposted locally, the council said.

With download speeds of 1 Gbps, full fibre broadband can be up to 10 times faster than the average home broadband connection and is also less affected by peak time congestion.

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