£123m approved for link road

THE Heysham to M6 link road has moved a step closer after the Government rubber-stamped a revised bid for £123m to fund the scheme.

But opponents of the road have called for “close scrutiny” of the new plans because they say design changes to the scheme will have a massive impact on residents.

The council, who intend to build the road to connect the Heysham bypass to the motorway at junction 34, successfully bid for the sum after the Department for Transport (DfT) asked for the cost to be reduced in the light of the Government’s spending review.

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