Friday, 13 March 2015

Costain: Further lane closure with traffic lights on Morecambe Road next week

New traffic and pedestrian management layout

Costain, the BAE partners who coincidentally won the Heysham- M6 Link construction contract, tell us today that, similar to this week, traffic light signals and a lane closure will be needed on Morecambe Road near Lancaster and Morecambe College entrance from next Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 March.

Yet again, Costain have left it almost to the last possible moment to notify us of major traffic management changes planned long ago.

They invite anyone with concerns over these changes and the new plans described below to visit them at their Visitors Centre on Torrisholme Road on Wednesday 18 March 2015 from 4pm – 7pm when they will have representatives from the construction team available to answer queries relating to these works.

Next phase
A further major phase change of traffic management layout will be introduced from the end of March. The changes for traffic are as follows:

  • The live carriageway of Morecambe Road will move closer to the college playing fields and run on the newly laid permanent surface that will form part of the new junction. This will straighten the current line of the temporary road and remove the bends that follow the old roundabout.
  • The location of the Hadrian Road give-way junction onto Morecambe Road will also move as part of the new set-up.
  • The pedestrian footpath will re-open on the college side of the new junction.  Costain will use the new dropped kerbs and islands to provide access from The Way up to the college entrance.
  • There will be no footpath available to cross the A683 bypass. The temporary pedestrian crossing will be removed. Pedestrians will need to use the new footpath located on the college side of the junction.
  • Entry onto the A683 bypass will remain the same as currently in place; traffic from Lancaster can turn left off Morecambe Road. Traffic from Morecambe must continue to the ASDA roundabout and either turn around or take Ovangle Road for Heysham.
  • From 23 June 2015 - 24 March 2016 part of Foundry Lane will be closed to allow building of a bridge extension.

Costain tell us they will continue to monitor the traffic management once implemented. You can find out little more at

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