Drawing reveals link road impact

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A NEW drawing showing an important change to the Heysham-M6 link road scheme has been produced by County Hall highways officials.

Lancashire County Council, which was told to find savings on the scheme as a condition of retaining government funding support, made the alterations to help cut the cost of the road from £139m to £123m.

The biggest saving, shown in the drawing, involves lifting the new Shefferlands roundabout near Foundry Lane, Halton, by 46 feet.

Excavation works will be reduced and a bridge will be built to run the carriageway over rather than under Halton Road.

See the Lancaster Guardian (25-03-11) for full story.