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Motoerway safety goes high-tech at Galgate junction

31/8/10: State-of-the-art motorway message signs have been switched on by the Highways Agency along the M6 in Cumbria and are being installed near Lancaster this week, providing earlier warning of incidents and bad weather to drivers using the motorway.

Axe hovers over M6 Link, say campaigners

17/5/10: Camapaigners against the M6 Link have immediately hit back at the County Council's optimistic interpretation of government warnings they might not get funding for it (see earlier story).

Government Spending Review: M6-Heysham Link Letter in Full

17/5/10: Earlier today, we posted a story on developments to the Heysham-M6 Link plan and the reaction to news that it was to form part of a Department for Transport spending review from both Lancashire County Council and campaigners advocating alternative traffic management plans - and reject the road scheme.

County Council pushes on with M6 Link plans despite spending review

17/5/10: Lancashire County Council is pressing ahead with its plans for the M6-Heysham link - even though Britain's new coalition government has called a halt to progress on many new road plans until the completion of a spending review later this year.

Bypass Good, Wind Turbines Bad: is the Council consistent on planning?

12/5/10: Earlier this week, Lancaster City Council's Planning Committee discussed and rejected plans to install two wind turbines on Lancaster University property.

TheyWorkForYou interviews local Election Candidates

4/5/10: Democracy site TheyWorkForYou has posted a Question and Answer feature with local candidates for the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency, challenging them on their views on various local matters such as the building of a third nuclear power station at Heysham and the proposed Heysham M6 link road.

County Council comfort on Link bridge backfires

13/4/10: The Environment Agency has given formal consent for the proposed new bridge over the River Lune at Halton that is part of the controversial M6 Link to Heysham - but although this has been welcomed by Lancashire County Council, campaigners against the proposed £140 million road say planners have failed to alleviate the fear of flooding for local residents.

Still Time to Reconsider Costly Bypass Plans, say Campaigners

15/9/09: Campaigners against the proposed M6 Link Road north of Lancaster to Heysham port are calling on Lancashire County Council to reconsider the costly scheme - even though outgoing Labour councillors tried to saddle their Conservative replacements with the project just before the last local elections.

New County Council, Same Old (Expensive) Road Plan...

27/7/09: When it comes to the proposed Heysham-M6 Lorry Link road and the new Lancashire County Council it seems it's a matter of new dogs, same old tricks.

Heysham Link Now Priced at £133 Million

22/7/09: Although the Government outlined its support for the North West’s proposals to improve transportation in the region today, the proposed M6-Heysham Link has still not received full approval - and nestling in the fine print of a Department of Transport statement is the current estimated cost of building it.

Road Campaigners Remount Campaign

18/7/09: With Lancashire County Council spending a fortune of taxpayers money promoting the latest stage of the proposed northern bypass in local papers this week, campaigners against the plans are urging people to write to new councillors asking that the scheme be abandonned.

M6:50 Exhibition Arrives at City Museum

30/4/09: The 50th anniversary of the motorway exhibition sponsored by the Highways Agency opens in Lancaster City Museum on Saturday 2 May. The exhibition, titled M6:50, created by Lancashire County Council with funding from the Agency to mark the opening of the country's first motorway - the M6 Preston bypass on 5 December 1959 - also features the Lancaster bypass.

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