Drivers have been warned over parking on grass verges on one of Blackburn's newest roads.

Issa Way, named after EG Group founders Mohsin and Zuber, opened just over two years ago connecting Blackamoor Road to Roman Road.

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The road also opened up land around Fishmoor Reservoir for further developments.

However, it has been damaged by vehicles parking on the grass verges.

The council said there was no reason for anyone to be parking on the verge and causing such damage.

One road user, said he had complained to the council and asked them to look after the road.

He said: “Just over two years ago, Issa Way was opened in a blaze of glory with Blackburn with Darwen Council.

“However, things are not that sweet now, as the same council are letting the road become an eyesore. 

“HGV drivers are continually driving over the grass verges and damaging the area but also leaving open manhole covers in a dangerous situation.”

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Following a complaint to the council, the resident was told the highways inspector has ‘re-inspected the damaged manhole on 13 March and has made the location safe with barriers’. 

The council said the repairs had been carried out and the broken manhole replaced.

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Martin Eden, strategic director of environment and operations; said: “The highways inspector recently visited the site and made the area safe.
“The inspector will arrange for the necessary works to be completed and I am pleased to confirm that the manhole has now been repaired and the broken cover replaced.

"There is no reason for vehicles to use the verge and therefore we encourage drivers to abide by the rules of the road.”