Lancashire council awards contract to work on dual carriageway

Costain has been awarded an early contractor involvement contract by Lancashire County Council (LCC) to develop and construct a major road decongestion and regeneration scheme.

The scheme will link the A589 Morecambe Road near Torrisholme to a remodelled junction 34 on the M6 motorway near Halton. The total cost of the scheme is £139m.

The contract includes supporting LCC in taking the scheme through the statutory process, including a public inquiry, together with developing the design and construction of the scheme.

The route is a 4.8km long two-lane dual carriageway. Around 20 major structures will need to be built including bridges over the West Coast Mainline railway, Lancaster Canal and the River Lune.