The official opening ceremony for the Bay Gateway took place on 31 October 2016 in the Business & Conference Centre, Lancaster & Morecambe College.
On arrival at the event the Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, was met by a guard of honour from Scouts from the 16th Morecambe Scout Group at Torrisholme and representatives from Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and the Department of Transport, The Mayor of Lancaster and Cat Smith MP. He then met with other stakeholders including local residents, and LMC students Sophie Santon (Engineering), Micheala Calvert (Child Education), Gareth Hennedy (Engineering) and Amy Huddleston (Animal Management) and Chair of Governors Roy Thorpe.
Lord Shuttleworth read a message from HRH Princess Alexandra, who was unable to attend, and unveiled the commemorative plaque which will be sited at the entrance to the road. Sophie Santon then presented a posy to Lady Shuttleworth.