WIRRAL'S motorists will have two road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week.

But drivers will be able to take some solace in the fact that both of them are only expected to cause slight delays, of less than 10 minutes.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that one closure already in place is expected to carry on this week:

• M53, from 9am May 12 to 3pm May 13, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M53 northbound, three to 3 - lane closure for barriers - permanent.

And one more closure will begin over the next two weeks:

• M53, from 9pm May 13 to 5am June 12, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M53 both directions, junction 5 to junction 4 - lane closure for carriageway - reconstruction/renewal.

National Highways is responsible for maintaining motorways and major A-roads, so closures of smaller roads will not be included in their schedule.