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Victoria Viaduct set to reopen

Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A major route in Carlisle will reopen tomorrow evening after it was forced to close for almost two months.

Contractors working to make the former Central Plaza Hotel on Victoria Viaduct safe have confirmed that work will be completed on Wednesday at 9pm.

Carlisle City Council said both Victoria Viaduct and West Walls, including footpaths, will reopen soon after.

The footpath in front of the Central Plaza building will remain closed.

Work will continue on site within the confines of the scaffold for several more days but this should not impact on the highway or pedestrians. This will include bricking up windows and further work on one of the chimneys.”

– Carlisle City Council statement