One of Lancashire's top priority transport projects has received the go-ahead, heralding a new era for economic growth and better transport on the Morecambe and Heysham peninsula.
Construction of the Heysham to M6 Link road is set to begin later this year after the Secretary of State for Transport granted approval for the project following a lengthy planning and public inquiry process.
The new road will connect the Heysham and Morecambe peninsula directly to the M6 and provide improved access for residents, businesses and tourists to the area. As well as easing congestion in and around Lancaster, the project will also deliver on a number of associated improvements, including a park and ride scheme with buses running into the city centre.
It will also provide better access to Morecambe and industrial areas which include the Port of Heysham and the Heysham power stations. The estimated cost of the project is £124m. The Department for Transport have said they will contribute £111m and Lancashire County Council will fund the remaining £13m.
For all the latest news and updates including planned roadworks and how we are working with the community visit the Heysham to M6 Link Road website.
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