From January 1, new speed restrictions will come into force on a major mainland route to the Isle of Wight.

Part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum's traffic management plan, to deal with freight vehicles heading to Portsmouth port, all vehicles will be limited to 40mph on part of the M275.

The motorway is used, among other traffic, by people heading to the Isle of Wight via Wightlink's car ferry.

The forum says, at certain times the M275 area of the city will be busier than normal.

If you need to travel in this area, plan your journey and allow more time.

The speed limit will be changed to 40mph on part of the road, while the special arrangements for lorries are in place.

Three check-in areas are being set up around the city, to deal with HGVs without the correct post-Brexit paperwork.

We are told to expect disruption on the route into the city.

Meanwhile, new signs will be installed directing lorries heading to the continent.

Passengers travelling to Brittany or Condor ferries should follow signs/routes as normal, says the Forum.