DRIVERS are expected to face delays this morning as major work begins on the Kennington roundabout in Oxford.

It will be closed between 10-4pm while the work to create a 'hamburger' style roundabout is carried out.

The £6m scheme will also see traffic flow improved at the Hinksey Hill interchange and the four bridges between Heyford Hill and Hinksey Hill refurbished.

About 60,000 vehicles use the two roundabouts every day and the aim is to increase capacity by 30 per cent during the evening rush hour.

The works are due to be completed by the end of November, which means they could clash with a £5m scheme to redesign Frideswide Square, due to start in the autumn.