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A5230

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A5230
Location Map ( geo)
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Progress Way,
Squire's Gate Lane
From:  Mereside, Blackpool (SD352337)
To:  Starr Gate, Blackpool (SD306317)
Via:  Blackpool Airport
Distance:  3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Meets:  M55, A583, B5261, B5262, A584
Former Number(s):  B5262
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

Blackpool • Lancashire

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
A5230 Mereside - Starr Gate

Route

The A5230 is a dual-carriageway passing to the south of Blackpool.

The road takes over the mainline from M55 J4 and careers into a roundabout with Yeadon Way where we must TOTSO to the left. We're in Business Park territory to the next roundabout, after which the road gains a rural feel for a short length. There are 2 sets of lights and the road has a very wide feel to it. Given that the M55 uses Starr Gate as its national starting point, were there once bigger plans?

Near the airport

On the left is a new business park located in the grounds of Blackpool Airport - this seemed to be steadily growing commercially and therefore the local councils wanted to improve access to it - but the airport was closed in October 2014. We approach a bridge just after the airport which has the entrance to Squires Gate Rail Station on it, there were plans to rename this "Blackpool Airport" station but it now seems unlikely this will happen. Shortly afterwards the tram lines appear in front and our journey ends at the junction with the A584.

History

The Progress Way section of the A5230 opened in the 1990s. Prior to that, the dual carriageway section past Blackpool Airport was unclassified, except for the western section which was part of the B5262.




A5230
Junctions
Places
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Blackpool 1976 - Coppermine - 702.jpgA5230 - Squires Gate Lane (C) Peter Bond - Geograph - 2383805.jpg
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Former uses: A5207 • A5223


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