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The Bay Gateway was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire today, in a special ceremony at Lancaster and Morecambe College, which sits at the start of the new road. At the event the Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, met local stakeholders, including residents, business people and representatives from local agencies, and unveiled a plaque marking the opening of the new road.
Due to an injury to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Bay Gateway (the Heysham to M6 Link Road) will now be opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO.
Drivers using the M6 through north Lancashire are being advised of an important phase of Lancashire County Council's Heysham Link project that will require the closure of first the northbound carriageway between junctions 33 and 34 and then the southbound carriageway between junctions 35 and 34. These closures will take place between 10pm and 6am Wednesday 1st February and again between 10pm and 6am Thursday 2nd February 2017.
Official Opening of the Bay Gateway
On the afternoon of Thursday 2 March 2017, HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO, will officially open the Bay Gateway (the Heysham to M6 Link Road).
People will be able to park for free at Lancaster's new Park and Ride service when it first opens to encourage drivers to give it a try, and appeal to Christmas shoppers who want to avoid city centre congestion. The new facility at junction 34 of the M6 has been delivered as part of the Bay Gateway project, which provides a direct link from the motorway to the Heysham peninsula.