PART of a main road in Carlisle will be shut for EIGHT days so repairs can be carried out.

Eastern Way - which links Warwick Road with London Road - will be shut from today.

A spokesman for Cumbria County Council said: "The road closure is for eight days in both directions.

"It is being carried out by Eric Wright as part of the Warwick Road improvement scheme."

A suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the unrestricted section of Eastern Way, C1019, Durranhill Road and Warwick Road.

A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained.