Work towards new Blackpool Enterprise Zone link road to start this month

Work towards building a new road at Blackpool Enterprise Zone will begin in April.

The new road will connect Common Edge Road with Blackpool Business Park on Amy Johnson Way, as well as widening Common Edge Road and improving the junction at School Road.

The £18.5m project will reduce traffic congestion on the business park, as well as providing a new access for residents to reach Squires Gate Lane.

It will also create 10.5 hectares of land for new businesses to move onto once complete.

George Cox & Sons will undertake the pre-construction works, including converting the former Jepson Way changing rooms to be used as a site compound. This work will take place off the main road and isn’t expected to need any additional traffic management.

Construction of the new road is expected to follow shortly after. This will include additional lanes created on Common Edge Road to maintain two-way traffic while the new road and junction are built.

Given the nature of the road and other highways projects at Clifton Drive North and the new M55 link road, Blackpool Council is working alongside Fylde Council and Lancashire County Council and will limit disruption where possible by conducting most of the works without the need for additional traffic lights.

Support to build the new access road at the Enterprise Zone has been provided through a £7.5m grant from HM Government Town Fund, which must be spent by March 2026.

The new link road would include active and green travel routes, along with sustainable drainage to improve biodiversity in the area.

For more information on the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone and to stay up to date with the programme, visit www.blackpoolez.com or www.blackpool.gov.uk/EnterpriseZone

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