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January 2021

Chapel Street/Promenade 

To allow for works to an abandoned subway, a section of the Promenade will be reduced to single lane traffic for 10 weeks from Monday 11  January until Friday 26 March 2021.

The stretch of the Promenade between New Bonny Street and York Street will be managed by temporary traffic lights for the duration of the works.

  • A  two way traffic flow will be maintained using a two way traffic light system on the Promenade (either side of Chapel Street junction)
  • The west end of Chapel Street will be closed and a diversion will be in place. You will not be able to turn out of Chapel Street onto the Promenade

Due to the subway being abandoned many years ago, it is in a poor condition and in a dilapidated state. Repair and ongoing maintenance would be at a significant cost, so the subway will be decommissioned by infilling with light weight foam concrete. This will eliminate any ongoing maintenance costs for the council and increase the safety of the roads by increasing the loading capacity of Chapel Street and the Promenade to 40/44 tonnes for future users.

The council was successful in securing funding of £900,000 from the Department of Transport’s Challenge Fund which covers the full budget of these works.

Thank you for your patience while we make Blackpool better.

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High Street 

High Street will be closed from end February/early March 2021 until summer 2021 to allow the new subway works to be undertaken.

Work will also start on drainage and a dig exercise to accommodate the future tramway extension into the scheme.

Further details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Wilko's - Demoltion update 

To allow for safe construction of the new Holiday Inn and subway and to ensure public safety, there will continue to be partial road and pavement closures around the site at Talbot Road, High Street and Dickson Road.

Temporary traffic signals, diversion routes and alternative pedestrian footpaths are in place. 

The underpass leading to the station is currently closed on both sides for the duration of the work, with an alternative accessible route available. 

Please follow signed diversion routes.

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