Lancashire

Blackpool's Yeadon Way road to close for six months

One of the main roads into Blackpool is to close for six months, affecting the illuminations traffic to the resort.

Yeadon Way, at the end of the M55, will close in September for major repairs costing £3.6m.

The council said the road, which was built on a railway bed embankment, is subsiding and repairs are "critical".

But a resident said: "It's very difficult for the people who actually live in Blackpool, let alone your tourists, to find ways around."

Transportation manager Matthew Edwards said the government is funding £2.5m towards the repairs.

He said: "If we leave it, it will deteriorate further, so it is the right time to do the work."

Yeadon Way opened in 1986 and connects the town centre with the M55 motorway.

Blackpool Illuminations attract more than three million visitors a year and will shine from 29 August until 9 November this year.

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