Three key roads in Blackpool set for pothole repairs

Work to upgrade three key routes in Blackpool is to be carried out over coming months.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:25 am

Stretches of Warren Drive in Bispham Ashfield Road in Bispham and Common Edge Road in Marton will be the first to be resurfaced.

The council says “new innovative technology and materials will help to preserve the surface of the roads and help to reduce C02 emissions in the town.”

It will mean diversions and one-way systems are in place for drivers while the resurfacing takes place.

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Warren Drive
Warren Drive

Work on a section of Warren Drive will begin on Monday April 19 and continue until Friday April 30.

The carriageway between Sevenoaks Road and the roundabout linking to White Carr Lane will be closed and diversions will be in place.

The Ashfield Road resurfacing takes place between Tuesday May 4 and Friday May 21, on a section of the road from the junction at All Saint’s Road to just past Briarwood Drive with a one way system southbound in place.

From Monday May 24 until Friday June 11, work will be undertaken on Common Edge Road with a one way system northbound in place between the junction at Squires Gate Lane and Hampshire Place.

Last year the council became the first local authority in the country to roll out the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to inspect roads and help save money on repairs.

Space satellite images can detect damage and help spot potholes, cracks and general damage. A signal is sent to an operator who uses a colour coding system to decide what steps to take next.

This year the council has received £667,000 for pothole repairs as part of its annual allocation of funding from the Department of Transport.

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