Repairs to Spratton Sands Bridge on the A5199 between Spratton and Chapel Brampton will start later this month.

After the bridge was damaged last year, a temporary safety barrier was installed and the road has been under two-way traffic lights ever since.

Works to repair the bridge are programmed to start on Monday, January 23 and are expected to last until Sunday, March 5.

Due to the scaffolding required, the works are being carried out under a full road closure, which will be in place round-the-clock.

The project will see a 15metre-long section of the parapet wall and two sections of the bridge spandrel wall rebuilt

While the A5199 will be closed between Spratton and Chapel Brampton, access to properties within the closure will be maintained at all times.

A signed diversion route will also be in place, which can be viewed at .

Once the work has been completed it will enable the road to be fully opened again.