Costain has been awarded the construction contract for the £100m Heysham to M6 link road.
Client for the early contractor involvement job is Lancashire County Council.
Steve McCreesh, the council's project manager for the scheme, said: "Involving the contractor at this stage will enable them to start to look at the details of the project and plan its construction. This will involve discussions with local people and businesses to understand their concerns so that inconvenience can be minimised."
"Amongst other things the completed scheme will promote regeneration in the area by improving access and reducing congestion. However the regeneration will start once work gets underway."
Tim Bowen, highway services director for Costain, said: "This is a big investment in the area and we will be employing local people and local businesses. The workforce will also be spending money in the area so the building of the road will be the first step in revitalising the area."
"Costain intend to work with the local community, education and employment agencies to ensure this exciting project brings the maximum benefit to the local community."
"We pride ourselves on our record of bringing employment and training of long term unemployed and innovative local education and community initiatives to major projects such as Heysham Link Road."'