Green light for M6 link – your views

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The Heysham M6 link road has been given the go-ahead after 65 years. Here are readers and members of the publics’ views about the bypass.

Jim and June Arkley, 71 and 67, from Morecambe

Jim said: “We need a road, although the Western one was the best option. However, it’s better than not having one at all. There are always plusses and minuses and this is a big plus.”

June said: “If it helps to generate jobs and make the port of Heysham more successful then it’s a good idea.

“We have to start thinking of the future and the locals deserve some sort of road that takes us into the 21st century. I think it will be a good thing and will alleviate pressure from the centre of the town.

“Morecambe needs some form of regeneration.”

Lynn Malloy, 57, of Overton, said: “I think it’s absolutely marvellous and will be fantastic for Overton, which suffers dreadfully at the moment.

“Villagers will be able to get to Lancaster in the morning and the afternoon, which at the moment deters the whole community.

“It’s an hour to get to the motorway from Overton and if it takes 10 to 15 minutes with the bypass it’s going to transform our lives.

“The costs in terms of pollution and fuel must be horrendous.

“The link road will be a much more cost effective way of doing things. It can only be good for the port and make it more viable.”

Delyth Roberts Jones, 34, of Morecambe, said: “I think the bypass will be good for links and for local businesses and the tourist trade and jobs for local people.

“The cost isn’t an issue, it’s balancing it out.”

Sharon Johnston, 24, with daughter Rosie, age 14 months, of Morecambe, said: “I use the bus to get to and from Lancaster so I don’t think the bypass will affect me.

“It sounds like it will cost a lot of money which the government haven’t got. How will it help traffic between Morecambe and Lancaster though? I’m not really bothered one way or the other if it’s built or not.”