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M6 link road scheme accepted by Infrastructure Planning Commission

The proposed Heysham to M6 Link Road Scheme in Lancashire has reached a significant milestone after the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) formally accepted an application for the Scheme to be examined.

Costain is engaged on the scheme in an early contractor involvement arrangement on behalf of Lancashire County Council. The £123M scheme includes a 4.8km stretch of dual carriageway running from the A589 between Lancaster and Morecambe, to an upgraded Junction 34 on the M6 and includes a new bridge over the River Lune.

The examination process, which will take six months, is due to begin in late March. At the end of the examination period, the IPC has three months to make a recommendation to the transport secretary who will then make a final decision on whether to approve the Scheme. If approved, construction on the Scheme is scheduled to start in summer 2013.

The project team includes Lancashire County Council, Costain, Jacobs and law firm Bircham Dyson Bell. All parties were involved in the application.

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