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From February 2023

Common Edge Road, Queensway and Division Lane

Work is due to start Monday 6 February 2023 to upgrade the roads around the £5 Million Common Edge Community Sports Village development. The facilities will include new changing rooms and spectator pavilion, a floodlit 3G pitch, floodlit rugby pitch, training area and 194 space car parking.

The works will include widening the new Division Lane West junction to safely allow the local community to access the new sporting facilities and car park, which will ease traffic away from the current entrance at Jepson Way.

We will also be making significant improvements to the Division Lane East junction including widening the entrance, reducing the gradient of the road and improving the street lighting. These changes will allow better access for road users and pedestrians when using this junction.

Work is due to start Monday 6 February 2023 and is expected to be completed in May 2023. To ensure the work is completed as quickly as possible, working hours will be between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 8am and 3pm Saturday.

All roads will remain open however, to help the flow of traffic in the area and keep it safe for all 3-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Common Edge Road, Queensway and Division Lane East. 

The Borough Boundary bus stops on Common Edge Road outside South Shore Cricket Club and Lytham St.Annes Garden Centre will also be temporarily suspended throughout the works.

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.

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 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 

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.

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

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