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Blackpool Town Centre Improvements update:

A £7m project giving key roads around Blackpool town centre a major facelift is underway.

The scheme is funded by a £6.6m grant from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal and a £740,000 contribution by Blackpool Council.

Work has already begun on Church Street, Dickson Road, Talbot Road, Caunce Street and Cookson Street as part of the council's plan to revive town centre streets.

The council say the work will create a better overall appearance as well as safer roads for all users and are due to take place between July 2019 and summer 2020.

Changes include resurfaced pavements and roads, new trees, benches and bins and improved paving at crossings with sensors to help blind and partially sighted people.

Businesses in the town centre will be open as usual throughout the improvements works.

Cllr Fred Jackson, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: 

"We continue to move forward with the improvement works which will deliver a better Blackpool for both residents and visitors."

"As this is work on important roads, there will be disruption at points over the next year or so, however we will aim to keep that to a minimum and I hope people will understand how this work will benefit the town in the long run."

"The property improving scheme is proving to be a success with eligible businesses in the town centre.

"We have run similar schemes in the past and it is amazing to see what a difference exterior works can make to the whole appearance of a street.”

Approximate works timetable

July - September 2019 - Deansgate – closed between Topping Street and Abingdon Street

October - December 2019 - Edward Street – closed between Deansgate and Cedar Square Square/Wood Street

January - June 2020 - Topping Street - part closures throughout these months 

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