Project Amber - Creating 21st century roads

Blackpool is the first local authority in the UK to use advanced imagery and analysis technology to repair roads.

We’re now working with numerous suppliers who provide the latest technology to help us fix roads in a faster and cheaper way.

Last year a lot happened behind-the-scenes to trial better ways to look after some of Blackpool’s roads, particularly in some residential areas.

New technology, such as advanced imagery and analysis capturing, uses ultra-high definition imagery to send road surface information back to our teams. We also trialled new technology to fill potholes, filling in cracks within just a few minutes, which is great news as it means fewer road closures and a better commute for road users.

Past and future work

 We worked in these areas over November 2019 and will be rolling out in other areas in the near future.

  • Moore Park Avenue (Bispham)
  • Faraday Way (Bispham)
  • St Annes Road (South Shore)
  • School Road (Stanley Ward)

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