Heysham to M6 Link Road, Lancaster

The Heysham to M6 Link Road is a major highways project being undertaken by Costain, and it is now entering it's final phase. 

The new road will be officially named The Bay Gateway and will be open to the public later this year. The long-awaited new road will make the area more appealing for businesses by reducing travel times and increasing connections to the regional and national road network. It will also reduce congestion and help people to get around the area, opening up new job opportunities.

According to the project website "The Heysham to M6 Link Road is one of Lancashire's top priority transport projects. The new road will complete the long awaited connection from the Heysham and Morecambe peninsula to Junction 34 of the M6, and will be a 4.8km dual carriageway with a footpath and cycleway along the entire route."

As part of this project Phi Group's Northern office, based near Leeds, were contracted by Costain to install a total of 12 modular block faced reinforced soil structures. Tensar designed and supplied their TW1 block, with Phi Group responsible for the installation.

In total over 1,100 square metres face area of Tensar's TW1 block was installed on site, with both Costain and the Client extremely happy with the end result of the combined efforts of both Phi Group and Tensar.

Tom Rowbottom, Phi Group's General Manager for the Northern Region remarked "Gareth Hicks, John Roberston and all of their team did an excellent job on site as always, ensuring that all 12 structures were installed both safely and to a very high standard."