Relief is on the way for drivers using the A66 in West Cumbria as roadworks which have caused disruption for more than three weeks are set to end.

People travelling between the Melbreak roundabout at Great Clifton and the Fitz roundabout at Cockermouth have faced tailbacks since March 24 as traffic lights have been in place around Stoneybeck Bridge near Bridgefoot.

But work to repair the bridge - which was damaged in a crash more than five years ago - it set to be completed overnight tonight.

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A spokesman for Highways England, which is responsible for the road, said the work was due to be completed and the signals removed by 6am tomorrow.

Once the road fully reopens, it will be the first time drivers on that section of road have not faced traffic cones since March 2014.