Planners announce £174m motorway scheme to connect Carlisle to Glasgow.

Plans to fill the missing motorway link between England and Scotland – known as the "Cumberland Gap" have been revealed.

The £174m scheme will turn the A74 into a three-lane motorway in both directions, create a separate, parallel road for local traffic, and create a new bridge over the River Esk for non-motorway traffic. The Mossband viaduct, which carries vehicles over the London-Glasgow railway line, will also be replaced.

The nine kilometre stretch of the A74 carries 42,000 vehicles every day, of which almost a quarter of heavy goods vehicles.