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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

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February 2022

Common Edge Road, Queensway and Division Lane

As part of the £5m improvements being made to Common Edge Road sports pitches and the new changing rooms and pavilion, upgrades to the surrounding roads are planned to improve access, making it better and safer for local residents and sporting clubs using the new facilities. Before the main works can take place, some investigation work needs to be done to check the drainage, utilities and the road foundations. These will take place on Wednesday 16 February and Thursday 17 February 2022.

There will be activity on Queensway, Common Edge Road and Division Lane (FY4 5DY) between the off-peak hours of 9am-3pm, to help keep congestion at a minimum.

Temporary traffic signals and stop/go boards will be in place to help the flow of traffic in the area and keep it safe for all.

Thank you for your co-operation and your patience whilst we continue to Make Blackpool Better. To keep up to date on the upcoming highways improvements in the area, please sign up to our free EZ newsletter.

Waterloo Road

We are planning to carry out improvements to the surface of Waterloo Road between the Promenade and Lytham Road, starting from Monday 28 February for approximately six weeks. The work will be undertaken in three phases to minimise disruption to local businesses and residents.  

Full details can be found on our Project Amber web page.

From September 2021 

Coronation Street and Adelaide Street 

From Monday 6 September, there will be some temporary changes to the road layout around Houndshill Car Park as work takes place on the Houndshill Phase 2 development, including a new Wilko store, and a state-of-the-art cinema and entertainment complex. 

  • The section of the northbound carriageway of Coronation Street which runs adjacent to the development site at Tower Street Car Park will be closed to traffic 
  • A temporary three-way signal system around the junction of Coronation Street and Adelaide Street will control traffic past the site, ensuring that access to and from Houndshill Car Park, the M&S collection point and the staff entrance to the Winter Gardens is maintained 

The temporary changes will remain in place until approximately December 2022. 

Houndshill Car Park can get busy during seasonal periods such as Christmas, as well as when major events take place in and around the town centre.  

Anyone using the car park or accessing nearby areas (including the M&S collection point and Winter Gardens staff entrance) may experience increased congestion on entry and exit, so please plan ahead and consider alternative parking where necessary.  

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, which opens in 2022.

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

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