A new road junction improving access to the Common Edge Community Sports Village is now complete.
The widened junction improves access for visitors to the sports village and to South Shore Cricket Club alongside the new Division Lane West. The junction allows for two way traffic to safely enter and exit the sports village, while a traffic island to aid pedestrian crossing has also been installed.
New, widened footpaths and improved fences have also improved the look of the site, while the road junction at Division Lane East has also been raised and widened to make it safer.
A picture of Division Lane West before the works, showing an old fence, one way access and limited footpath.
A photo showing the new widened road junction and access road at Division lane West, included improved fences and footpaths.
This picture shows a road at Division Lane East from 2019, showing a narrow footpath, highway and junction.
This picture from 2023 shows a new junction at Division Lane East, with widedned highway and footpath, a right filter lane and pedestrian traffic island.
The Common Edge Community Sports Village includes 14 new grass football pitches, along with a full sized 3G football pitch, sports pavilion with changing rooms and community space, plus a grass rugby pitch and training area to follow.
The seven 11 v 11 football pitches are complemented by five seven-a-side and two nine-a-side pitches. Additionally, a full sized 3G all-weather pitch is available with access directly from the new changing rooms. Grass for a new rugby pitch and training area is growing ready to use next year.
The new sports pavilion also includes six changing rooms, two officials’ rooms, two kitchens and a large community room. A 194-space car park with sustainable drainage has also been completed as part of the works.
The sports facilities provide a major upgrade from the previous facilities and will provide a range of new football options for community and youth football teams. The football pitches and changing rooms are available to hire via www.activeblackpool.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.