Link road to be called The Bay Gateway

Work last year on the Heysham to M6 link
Work last year on the Heysham to M6 link
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The official name for the new Heysham to M6 link road has been chosen by the public.

More than 9,000 votes were cast, with The Bay Gateway taking almost half of all votes.

The official name for the new route, also known as the A683, will be used to describe the road and will feature on signposts, maps, and Sat Navs.

The results were:

The Bay Gateway : 49 per cent (4,520 votes)

Albert Halton Way (Awarded the Victoria Cross in World War 1) : 24 per cent (2,216 votes)

Heysham Link : 17 per cent (1,598 votes)

Heysham Way : 10 per cent (959 votes)

A total of 9,293 votes were cast by the public.

More than one hundred suggestions were given for the official name of the road, due to open later this year.

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Morecambe Bay is one of the most well-known and best loved parts of our county.

“The new road will bring people to the bay, so it seems a very fitting choice for the name.”