A ROADWORKS hotspot is said to be drawing to an end.

Delays on and around the A666 in Darwen while National Grid carries out essential gas pipe replacement work is expected to end within a couple weeks.

National Grid has been using temporary traffic lights and information signs to help motorists and pedestrians.

Project engineer Paul Farrar said: “This new-for-old replacement work was absolutely essential and we would like to thank motorists for their patience while we have been on site.

“We are aiming to have dispensed with the traffic management measures by around Friday, September 28, which should allow traffic to move freely again.”

The new plastic gas mains are designed to last for at least 80 years once they are in the ground.