Work starts on Heysham - M6 link road
13th March, 2013
Work began this week on the controversial Heysham to M6 link road. The contractors are excavating trial trenches, with sites along the length of the route to be explored over the coming months.
The Heysham to M6 Link is one of the largest road building projects taking place at present and is being managed by the Lancashire County Council. The new road, which will bring economic and transport benefits to the county, has long been the council’s highest priority major infrastructure project.
The link road will connect the peninsula directly to the M6, providing 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 especially on Caton Road, Morecambe Road and the Greyhound and Skerton bridges.