Work to repair a bridge damaged almost two years ago in west Cumbria is finally set to get underway.

The county council has confirmed that works to repair the masonry parapet on Heathfield Railway bridge, near Aspatria, will start in November.

It was damaged as a result of a single vehicle collision.

In order to create a safe working environment, scaffolding will be required for the damaged parapet to be rebuilt and to protect the railway line below.

This will be erected over five separate nights starting on November 7.

Once the scaffolding is in place, repairs to the parapet will be carried out over an estimated period of three weeks. The scaffolding platform will be dismantled and removed over two further weekend nights.

It is anticipated that the repair will be complete and the temporary traffic signals will be removed by early December.

All works are subject to available railway possessions in agreement with Network Rail and dates may be subject to change at short notice.