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Blackpool Council say roadworks 'can't be rushed'

The stretch of road near North Pier was due to reopen today but will be closed until the end of February

The re-opening of Blackpool Promenade around North Pier has been put back to allow for snagging works to be carried out on roadworks associated with the new tramway extension.

The stretch of carriageway between West Street and Queens Square was due to reopen this morning (Monday 21st) but will now remain closed until the end of February.

The delay does not affect the completion date of all other roadworks associated with the tramway extension.

The works on Talbot Road between the Promenade and Dickson Road are on schedule for completion by the end of the February 2019.

The junction of Abingdon Street and Talbot Road remains open.

Traffic can leave the Promenade at Church Street to access West Street car park.

Local businesses have asked the Council to lower business rates

A spokesperson for Blackpool Council, said:

“In terms of business rates, whilst our job is to administer them and collect payments, we have little control over how much a business pays as this is not determined by the council. Anyone with a query about the rateable value would need to contact the Valuation Office Agency.

The council also responded to claims the signage around town, advising people that businesses remain in operation, isn't good enough.

Council Spokesperson:

“We have previously spoken to a number of businesses in the area about signage and would be happy to have a conversation with any business if they want to contact us.”

 

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