A £7m project is underway to give some of Blackpool’s key roads a facelift to make streets more welcoming and shops more vibrant. The project began in January 2017 with upgrade works to Church Street.

The works include resurfacing the roads, improving pavements and crossings, adding more benches, bins and cycle parking.

The second stage of the making blackpool better project will involve working with local businesses to help them improve their shop fronts, making both their businesses and the town centre look more appealing. The grant scheme will allow businesses in certain areas to bid for money to do the work, with more information on the bidding process to be revealed later in the year.

Funding

Blackpool Council has secured a £6.6m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal and a further £740,000 is being contributed by the council.

What's next

Between June 2019 and March 2020 we will be carrying out improvement works in the following areas:

  • Topping Street
  • Wood Street
  • Deansgate
  • Edward Street
  • Leopold Grove

This work will include:

  • Resurfacing footpaths and roads with better quality materials
  • New tree planting
  • New benches, bins and street furniture
  • Better paving at crossings, using MMa technology and sensors to help blind and partially sighted people

For more information on road closures and diversions as a result of the works see our road closures page.

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Northern Power House