A new temporary bridge is set to open in Pooley Bridge today, reconnecting the village, which has suffered from lack of trade since its historic bridge collapsed during the floods.
Storm Desmond damaged dozens of bridges across Cumbria but the loss of Pooley Bridge was particularly dramatic.
The village, on the northern tip of Ullswater, is rural and relies heavily on tourism, sparking a campaign to get the bridge back by Easter.
The temporary bridge has been completed a week ahead of schedule and a programme of celebrations is planned for the whole day.
Penrith Town Band will play from 11.45am, ahead of welcome speeches and a blessing from the Bishop of Penrith. The first cars will be allowed over at 12.25pm.
The bridge will need to be replaced by a similar listed structure but it's not known when that will happen.
The TV impressionist is performing a series of charity gigs to raise money for those affected by flooding across the north of England.
Lord Liddle claims the government is not doing enough to help councils deal with the clean up and repair work after Storms Desmond and Eva.
After collapsing six weeks ago, construction has began to build a temporary replacement.