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April 2021

Resurfacing works

A programme of resurfacing works to improve roads around Blackpool that are in a poor condition, are planned over the coming months. New innovative technology and materials will help to preserve the surface of the roads and help to reduce C02 emissions in the town. The first three roads to be upgraded are:


  • Street:Warren Drive, Bispham
  • Date: From Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April 2021
  • Where: A section of the road between Sevenoaks Road and the roundabout linking to White Carr Lane will be closed and diversions will be in place.
  • Street: Ashfield Road, Bispham
  • Date: Tuesday 4 May to Friday 21 May 2021
  • Where: A section of the road from the junction at All Saint’s Road to just past Briarwood Drive and a one way system southbound will be in place
  • Street: Common Edge Road
  • Date: Monday 24 May to Friday 11 June 2021
  • Where: A section of road from the junction at Squires Gate Lane to Hampshire Place and a one way system northbound will be in place


Thank you for your patience while we make Blackpool better.

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High Street 

High Street will be closed from April 2021 until summer 2021 to allow the new subway works to be undertaken.

On Monday 12 April work will also start on the future tramway extension that forms part of the Phase 2 development, which will link the existing tramway on Talbot Road to Blackpool North train station.

More 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.

Chapel Street/Promenade 

To allow for works to an abandoned subway, a section of the Promenade will be reduced to single lane traffic for 12 weeks from Monday 11  January until Friday 9 April 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.

Find out more about regeneration and development works in the town centre

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