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.

Find out more about building a better Blackpool

Tramway construction

Construction of the new tramway along Talbot Road began in April.

The extended tramway will connect Blackpool North Station to the promenade, helping people get to where they need to be by providing a direct link to shops, hotels and attractions.


Temporary closures
 Map area Road closed Approximate timescales
1 Talbot Road, from The Strand to Abingdon Street 24 April 2018 to end of February 2019
2 Talbot Road, From Abingdon Street to Dickson Road 3 September 2018 to end of February 2019
4 Promenade, from West Street to Queen's Square 11 November 2018 to end of February 2019
5 Talbot Square 5 November 2018 to end of February 2019
  The junction of Clifton Street and Corporation Street 19 February 2019 - 21 February 2019 (7pm - 6am)
  The junction of Talbot Square and Market Street 19 February 2019 - 21 February 2019 (7pm - 6am)




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


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 that diversions are in place and you are advised to follow diversion signs around the town centre.

To keep up to date with the scheme follow us on  Facebook and Twitter @BpoolCouncil or download our app for  ios and  Android.

Leopold Grove

Leopold Grove will be closed between Church Street and Adelaide Street from the 4 September for approximately 50 weeks to enable construction of the new Blackpool Conference Centre to take place. Access will be available for the car park and servicing businesses. The Eastern side footpath will remain open.

Please follow signed diversion route.

Watson Road

Watson Road will be closed eastbound between Bond  Street and The Crescent from 21 January for approximately 5 weeks to enable safety work to the kerb to take place as well as resurfacing on parts of the footpath and road.

Traffic will be diverted along Station Road, The Promenade, Squires Gate Lane and Lytham Road.


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