ENGINEERS have begun work to reopen a flood-affected section of East Hampshire’s busiest road.

There has been no northbound access from the A3 to Liss for much of the last week because of drainage issues around the B3006 Andlers Ash junction.

The road has been reduced to a single lane – causing major tailbacks during peak periods – as deep surface water has covered the nearside lane during recent periods of heavy and consistent rainfall.

A spokesman for National Highways confirmed today (Tuesday, March 19) that inspections have taken place, with contractors “identifying potential repairs to the drainage” in the area.

Work is due to be carried out sometime this week, with hopes high that the junction will be fully reopened to northbound traffic shortly.