A ROAD near Hereford which was shut for more than a year is set to close again.

Herefordshire Council said the B4224, between Mordiford and Fownhope, would be closed over a 12-day period this month for roadworks.

The road, from the Holme Lacy bridge towards Fownhope, was closed in February 2020 after storm damage and reopened in March 2021.

But now, Herefordshire Council has said work is needed between the bridge and Mordiford.

In a public notice, the council said the road would be closed between Mordiford and Fiddlers Greens from January 3.

It said the road closure is needed due to drainage works and the likelihood of danger to the public while the works are taking place over 12 days.

Light vehicles, such as cars, will be diverted into Hereford through Holme Lacy into Hereford, over Greyfriars Bridge and out to Mordiford on Eign Road.

"We will be jetting the existing drainage system, repairing blockages and installing new drainage pipes, gullies and manholes," council contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places said.

In a letter sent to residents, it said works would be carried out Monday to Friday 9.30am until 3.30pm, with the road open under two-way traffic lights outside of these times.