The A5230 is a dual-carriageway passing to the south of Blackpool.
The road takes over the mainline from M55J4 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.
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.