Keep lorries off streets

Work underway in preparation of the M6 Link Road, including the cutting of trees on the roundabout on Morecambe Road, close to Lancaster and Morecambe College.
Work underway in preparation of the M6 Link Road, including the cutting of trees on the roundabout on Morecambe Road, close to Lancaster and Morecambe College.

Work on the extension of the dual carriageway from the McDonald’s roundabout to the M6 motorway is well underway.

When this link road is completed what can be done to ensure that heavy road vehicles which are travelling from the M6 to Heysham Harbour use this road instead of possibly exiting junction 33 (Galgate) and junction 35 (Carnforth)? A tidal harbour is usually a 24-hour operation.

Both the routes are through residential areas. So many heavy vehicles have to use these routes at the present time with obstacles at Galgate and the roundabouts on Morecambe promenade. Unless the new road is used it will have been a waste of money.

Before work started on this dual carriageway to the M6 why did heavy road vehicles, some pulling a 40ft container, choose to go via Ovangle Road to the dual carriageway rather than drive less than 0.5 miles to the access at the McDonald’s roundabout?

I had not been in the Willow Lane area of Lancaster for many years until a family member moved into the area. I am amazed that so many heavy road vehicles have to use this road to access the Luneside Industrial Estate.

When will this industrial estate get a road link to the M6 motorway system?

Maybe David Herrod’s campaign to get the bridge removed or raised on Damside Street (Lancaster Guardian, August 21) should be given more consideration, or is this just too much for our local planners to comprehend?

Was there any local objection when a similar bridge was removed on the end of Lune Road where it joins the quay?

A Peel

Mount Avenue

Bare

Morecambe.