MUSIC fans love to pose on the famous Abbey Road crossing ­— immortalised by the Beatles .

Now one in Blackburn could become just as popular with Rovers and visiting fans as they make the journey to Ewood Park.

Uni-Play, a Blackburn-based firm which specialises in the design and installation of thermoplastic playground markings for schools, has teamed up with Blackburn with Darwen Council to create designs on roads to try to make them safer.

Firm bosses were celebrating after completing the work painting the famous 'Blue and White' colours with a Lancashire rose on the road off Cravens Brow in Blackburn.

Victoria Walmsley, sales director from Uni-Play, said: "We were asked to design something on the pedestrian crossing on Craven Brow near the Fergus Manor development which was named after the first professional player Fergus Suter.

"It looks fantastic as we carry out projects like this nationally but it is nice to do it on our doorstep especially as we are Blackburn company.

"It is so close to the football ground and Blackburn with Darwen Council are currently trying to paint Wainwright Way blue and white too. We think people and fans will love it.

"All of our graphics and markings are produced in road grade preformed thermoplastic and designed and cut ‘in-house’ by water jet to give us a really intricate finish. We can create bespoke markings for any purpose.

"We’re delighted to once again be working with Blackburn with Darwen to promote road safety and to add distinctiveness and a sense of locality to crossing around the borough."

It is not the first project Uni-Play have worked on as they provided rainbows for the NHS roads and also footprints on the zebra crossing in Redlam.

Victoria added: "These are very good for safety as the kids want to walk across them and use it and it is good for the adults too as they don't want to cross elsewhere and it is long-lasting."

Cllr Phil Riley, who is in charge of regeneration, said: "I am very keen on the idea of using initiatives to brighten up the town and get key messages across such as road safety