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From February 2024

Preston New Road, between Clifton Road and M55 roundabout

The next phase of Project Amber road improvement works is set to begin on a section of Preston New Road, between Clifton Road and M55 roundabout. Works are due to start on Monday 26 February for approximately 2 weeks. 

The work will be undertaken by Multipave on behalf of Blackpool Council and will be carried out in two phases, to minimise disruption to local businesses and residents.

Work is set to begin on Monday 26 February 2024 and is expected to be completed by Saturday 9 March, weather dependent. 

The below sections of road will be closed to traffic as part of each phase:

  • Phase 1 – Southbound section of Preston New Road (travelling out of Blackpool towards the M55) expected closure from Monday 26 February until Friday 1 March, weather dependent
  • Phase 2 – Northbound section of Preston New Road (travelling towards Blackpool) expected closure from Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March, weather dependent

To minimise disruption to local businesses and residents, working hours will be overnight between 7pm and 5am, Monday to Friday

The road will be open outside of working hours, however lane restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works.

Diversion signs will be in place. Business access will be maintained where possible throughout working hours. 

From May 2022

Blackpool Central development - Seasider's Way closure to Central Car Park 

Starting Monday 16 May the main access route to Central Car Park via Seasider's Way will be closed to traffic for construction of the new multi-storey car park.

  • Parking will be reduced to approximately 800 spaces with access via the main entrance on Central Drive 
  • The link down to Chapel Street will remain closed
  • Diversions will be signposted, with traffic diverted via routes at Parkinson Way/Waterloo Road and Bloomfield Road
  • Other car parks in the area remain unaffected - please park as early as you can to avoid disappointment
  • Other car parks in the area include South car park, Bloomfield Road, Lonsdale Road, Seasider's Way and Foxhall Village. They are all still in use and accessible. For a map of all local car parks see here: Blackpool Car Parks
  • Pedestrian routes will be clearly marked

Disabled parking: 

There are still disabled bays in the remaining areas of Central Car Park, situated along the fence by New Bonny Street,  opposite Coral Island, as well as near the entrance at Chapel Street.

Disabled badge holders are permitted to use all the bays on Central Car Park, not just the designated disabled bays, with 3 hours free parking. 

Coach parking:

Coaches are still expected to continue onto Yeadon Way and signage will be in place to allow drivers to initially follow their normal route towards Blackpool but informing them of the diversions ahead.

The New Bonny Street coach facility will remain in use in its current location, with routes clearly signposted and diversions in place. Coach parking information can be found here: Blackpool Coach Parking 

First development phase

As part of the first phase of development at the £300m Blackpool Central scheme, a new 1,306 space multi-storey car park is being delivered first to ensure essential car parking spaces aren’t lost in the town and that future stages of the development can go ahead. To construct the car park safely it will be necessary to close the area to all traffic.

Please keep your eye on our social sites and website for further updates


From July 2021

High Street 

High Street will be closed from 5 July to allow the new subway works to be undertaken for the new tram terminus.

Diversions will be in place so please plan your journey ahead of time.

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