The link road is a vital piece of Lancashire's road network. The project will also see a fully re-modelled junction 34, with new slip roads, a new bridge over the River Lune and a 600-space park-and-ride site.
The link road should be open to the public in the summer of 2016. It will provide better access for residents, businesses and tourists to the area. By freeing up congestion and improving journey times, it's also expected to bring a number of economic benefits to the local area.
Other benefits will include:
- Better local air quality as vehicles spend less time stuck in queues
- Training and employment on the project for 100 local unemployed people
- A park-and-ride scheme to help boost the local economy and improve access to the city centre
You can find more information about the project, and the latest pictures from construction by visiting the site's website.