Current closures and planned closures

Blackpool town centre improvements

As part of our work to improve Blackpool town centre to create a better and more attractive place and to extend the tramway to Blackpool North Station there will be a number of road works over the coming months.

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Talbot Road utility works

The first stage of the project involves moving utility pipes under sections of Talbot Road in preparation for laying the new tram tracks.

Dickson Road upgrades

We'll be carrying out improvements to Dickson Road including resurfacing the road and repaving the footpath.

We will start moving utility pipes from November 2017 and will be working until March 2018.

We will continue to update you on the project in the New Year, but here's the first phase of the works that will be happening.

Temporary road closures

There will be some temporary closures along Talbot Road/Dickson Road:

  • 6 November - 22 December - Talbot Road closed at the junction of Abingdon Street
  • 13 November - 22 December - Talbot Square and Talbot Square/The Promenade junction closed
  • 13 November - 22 December - Talbot Road closed at the junction of Dickson Road
  • 13 November - 16 February - Dickson Road closed to southbound traffic from Talbot Road to Lansdowne Place
  • 8 January - 16 February - Corporation Street closed between Talbot Road and Cheapside
  • 8 January - 16 February - Talbot Road closed between the Strand and Abingdon Street
  • 19 February - 30 March - Talbot Road closed between Abingdon Street and Dickson Road
  • 19 February - 30 March - Abingdon Street closed between Talbot Road and Deansgate

Businesses in the town centre will be open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the closures.

Diversions

During this time there may be some inconvenience but we are doing our best to make your journeys as hassle-free as possible.

Please be aware of diversions that are in place and plan your trips in advance:

  • Traffic travelling northbound will be diverted along The Promenade, Chapel Street, Central Drive, Albert Road, Regent Road, Cookson Street, Talbot Road, High Street, Dickson Road and The Promenade
  • Southbound traffic will be sent along The Promenade, Springfield Road, High Street, Talbot Road, Buchanan Street, George Street, Grosvenor Street, Park Road, Reads Avenue, Chapel Street and The Promenade

 

 

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Squires Gate Bridge

Work needs to take place to replace the carriageway on Squires Gate Bridge. At the same time, concrete and steel beams supporting the bridge which have weakened over time will be replaced.

This means that the bridge will be closed so that we can carry out the works. At the same time, concrete and steel beams supporting the bridge which have weakened over time will be replaced.

Work on both bridges will start on 7 November and will last until the end of March 2018

Traffic will be diverted as follows:

  • Northbound traffic will be diverted along Clifton Drive, Burlington Road West, Bond Street, Watson Road and Lytham Road
  • Southbound traffic will be sent along Lytham Road, Watson Road, Bond Street, Burlington Road West and Clifton Drive

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times

Harrowside Bridge

We are aware that Harrowside bridge has been deteriorating and recent checks have revealed that steel reinforcements have corroded. Work to repair and strengthen this bridge will take place at the same times as the repair to Squires Gate Bridge.

  • Northbound traffic will be diverted along Clifton Drive, Burlington Road West, Bond Street and Watson Road to Lytham Road
  • Southbound traffic will be diverted along Clifton Drive and Squires Gate Lane to Lytham Road

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times

Details of the bridge repair programme 

 

 

 

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