Abbey Road crossing repainted because no one is out due to coronavirus

Abbey Road crossing repainted because no one is out due to coronavirus
A Highways Maintenance team takes advantage of the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown and quiet streets to re-paint the iconic Abbey Road crossing on March 24, 2020 in London, England. The Beatles made the pedestrian crossing famous after featuring a photograph of the group walking on it, near to Abbey Road Studios. The album and connected artwork celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced strict lockdown measures urging people to stay at home and only leave the house for basic food shopping, exercise once a day and essential travel to and from work. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, claiming over 10,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (LEON NEAL/Getty Images)

While everyone is stuck inside social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one iconic crosswalk is getting a long-needed sprucing up thanks to the coronavirus isolation.

The crosswalk at Abbey Road, London, made famous by The Beatles, got a fresh coat of paint this week, NBC News reported.

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Highway maintenance crews were able to do the work because fans were not lining up trying to recreate the famous album cover, Insider reported.

The crosswalk was named a national landmark in 2010, Ultimate Classic Rock reported.

The original photo was snapped on Aug. 8, 1969, at the corner of Abbey and Grove End roads in St. John’s Wood near where The Beatles recorded most of their albums, UCR reported.