M6 bridge work re-routes Lune cyclists’ path

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Heysham to M6 Link Road engineers have created a footpath and a cycleway diversion to accommodate work on the new West Lune Bridge.

The new bridge over the River Lune is one of 13 structures that will be built along the length of the new link road.

Access to the construction site is via an entrance off Caton Road near the Holiday Inn controlled by a traffic light system.

The cycle way diversion has been cut into an embankment south of the existing track.

Andrew Langley, Costain project manager, said: “The West Lune Bridge is part of the new Junction 34 arrangements which will incorporate improvements to all sliproads, without affecting the Caton Road Bridge, along with improvements to Bulk Green and the new Crosskells junction”.

Work on the bridge is due to last for another two years, in line with the length of time it will take to build the entire road.