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Heysham - M6 link road construction to start in New Year

3rd December, 2013

Construction of the long-awaited Heysham to M6 Link Road will begin in the New Year after a final attempt by objectors to derail the scheme was thrown out by the Court of Appeal. The decision clears the way for Lancashire County Council's contractor Costain to start building the £124.5m road linking the Heysham Peninsula to the M6 motorway.

The link will provide better access to Morecambe and industrial areas which include the Port of Heysham and the Heysham power stations. It will also reduce congestion in the Lancaster area, particularly on Caton Road, Morecambe Road and the Greyhound and Skerton bridges.

The road has long been one of Lancashire County Council's top priority transport schemes, with development consent being awarded in March 2013 following a lengthy process that included a six month examination period with three weeks' of public hearings.

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