Bikers travelling to the Isle of Man TT via the Heysham ferry will benefit from a new dual carriageway with safer concrete crash barriers as opposed to out-dated steel ones.
Work to the new three-mile road is due to start in the summer of 2013 and will run from junction 34 of the M6 directly to the A683 and Morecambe Bypass. The new road will feature a latest motorway standard concrete barrier across the entire length of the central reservation, which will be safer than steel and wire rope safety barriers.
British Motorcyclist Federation chairman, Dave Barton said: "This is really good news. Over the years the BMF have been lobbying for concrete crash barriers as we're against steel post types and this goes to show that such lobbying really does work."