The ongoing roadworks which have caused delays on and around Queensway will be suspended for the Easter and May Day Bank Holiday weekends. The works will then recommence and are expected to be completed by the end of May. Blackpool Council are pressing for two-way traffic lights to remain, rather than three-way, which will ease traffic flow, plus weekend working to speed completion.
These roadworks on Queensway, which aim to create a new access road to the sports facilities, have hit snags with the discovery of a collapsed drain at Division Lane. This is after delays caused by dealing with uncovering asbestos in the water main and extra electric cables that were not identified prior to the dig. Midgeland Road has re-opened to allow access for those who live on Division Lane now that this junction with Queensway is blocked off.
Because of these snags, Blackpool Council have missed their target to have this work completed before the Blackpool Cup, a youth football tournament which will bring 350 teams and around 10,000 attendees, to the new site. Blackpool is preparing to welcome 350 youth football teams and over 10,000 attendees during Easter and May Day Bank Holiday weekends as they return for Blackpool Cup tournaments.
Blackpool Council and VisitBlackpool will host these events in partnership with Euro-Sportring, Europe’s largest international youth football tournament organiser. The tournaments bring a major boost to the local economy as well as showcasing Blackpool’s credentials as a family-friendly resort, capable of hosting major international sporting events.
Teams are travelling from seven countries across Europe, including Netherlands, Poland, Ireland and the four home nations together with more than 70 local teams in which is sure to be an exciting festival of football and fun.