UPDATE February 12: A Herefordshire Council spokesperson said deliveries are under way. Motorists are advised to expect to see the large loads if in the city while the deliveries are being made.

There will be six deliveries each weekday, with seven on the final day, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Please allow extra time for your journey if you're in the area.

BUILDING work on one of the new student accommodation blocks in Hereford is moving on to the next phase this week.

127 modular pods are being delivered to the site in Station Approach between February 10 and the week commencing March 9, and drivers have been warned to leave extra time for their journeys.

Herefordshire Council said some pods will be transported as large loads, some with escort vehicles, and there will be six deliveries each week day between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The large vehicles will be travelling to the city along the A49, with the majority coming from the M50 at Ross-om-Wye.

Around 27 of the largest loads travelling along the A49 from Shrewsbury.

As the vehicles arrive, the traffic lights on Station Approach by the railway station will be controlled so that the modules can manoeuvre safely.

The pods, which link together to form the building, have been built off site and will be assembled as they arrive.

Councillor John Harrington, cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, said: "We're delighted to see the Station Approach project progressing.

"Developing higher education in the county is a vital step to delivering jobs and opportunities, attracting new investment and helping local businesses to flourish.

"A number of large vehicles travel through Herefordshire and the city each day without issue, and transport has been planned to minimise disruption.

"Moving such large items is a big undertaking, and while this is a fantastic development for Hereford and the wider county, it would be worth allowing a few extra minutes for your journey.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience."

Work on the 178 bed purpose-built facility should be complete in time for higher education students to move in for the academic year starting September 2020.