Multiple sets of roadworks are expected to bring ongoing disruption to motorists in Surbiton and Kingston in the coming weeks.

Maintenance and improvements on Ewell Road, Lamberts Road, St Mark's Hill and King Charles Road in Surbiton began yesterday (January 6) and are due to last for several weeks.

Heavy-than-normal traffic in Surbiton hit road users on Monday with multiple roads in the centre of town shut or using temporary traffic lights due to the works.

Two of the closures — on Lamberts Road/St Mark's Hill and Ewell Road — are due to essential repairs on gas infrastructure operated by SGN.

Improvements to Go Cycle works in the same area, plus connection works for the new Lidl HQ, are also taking place in the area.

On their website Kingston Council (RBK) suggest that "delays to your journey time, particularly at peak times" are possible as a result of the Lidl HQ connection work.

A spokesperson for RBK said that the roadworks were coordinated in order to hasten the projects and thus shorten their impact on residents.

"We combine roadworks where possible to minimise the amount of time there are works happening," a spokesperson said.

Any disruption caused by the repairs and improvements is likely to stretch into next month at least.

The works on Ewell Road and St Marks Hill are expected to be finished by February 3, while the SGN repairs on Lamberts Road are scheduled for completion on February 29.

The Lidl HQ connection work meanwhile began today (January 7) and is expected to continue until April 1.