RESIDENTS are being asked to find alternative parking spaces while a major route is resurfacing.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s roads team is advising the public contractors will resurface Whalley New Road between Opal Street and Pearl Street with work due to start on Monday and run until March 6.

Letters are being sent out to affected residents about access while the work is done.

The scheme, which is weather permitting, will comprise of minor kerbing works and replacement of the top two levels of road surface.

A spokesman said: “Due to the complexity of the works, and the closeness of the traffic signals, the works will be completed under a temporary one-way traffic management arrangement, running from Brownhill junction towards Pearl Street.

“Please could we ask that you find alternative parking arrangements during the period of works, to allow the Contractor Hopkins (Contracting) Ltd, to complete the works in the shortest possible time, and enable us to minimise disruption, as much as possible.”

The alternative route for the affected traffic will be Emerald Street, Emerald Avenue, Brownhill Drive.

Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.