RESURFACING work will be carried out later this month on the A686 at Meathaw Hill near Alston.

The works, valued at £470,000, will start on September 23.

It will take about three weeks to complete and there will be a full road closure during working hours.

The works are scheduled to take place between 8am and 6pm seven days a week.

The road will be closed to all traffic between these hours.

The local Keswick – Alston bus service will be able to pass through the closure, with the return bound service waiting at the closure until 6pm if required.

Between the hours of 6pm and 8am, all traffic will be able to pass under escort in a convoy system.

However, the road will be fully open to traffic on Wednesday, October 2 for the annual Alston Moor gimmer lambs sale in Lazonby.

Cumbria county councillor Claire Driver, for Alston and East Fellside, said: “I welcome this next stage of investment into our road network and although it will cause some disruption, the improvements will undoubtedly be welcome.”