An oral hearing - the final stage in the appeals process for those objecting to the Heysham M6 link road - has been scheduled for November 28.
Barristers for Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe (TSLM) will have 20 minutes to try to convince a Court of Appeal judge in London that they should accept a full appeal hearing.
They would have to convince the judge that there was justification in overturning the secretary of state for transport’s decision to grant planning permission for the road.
If they succeed on the day, a full Court of Appeal hearing would be scheduled for a later date, but if not, the coast is clear for Lancashire County Council contractors Costain to start work on the road in earnest.
The county council said that work on the £128.9m road, which will connect the M6 at a new junction 34 to the Heysham by-pass alongside Lancaster and Morecambe College, would begin in late January.