North Yorkshire County Council is making improvements to the quality of information on destination signs around Scarborough.
New signs which reflect changes to the area are being installed in various locations around town including Burniston Road, Stepney Road, Manor Road and Northstead Manor Drive.
The council has developed a £50,000 programme which includes funds from the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund. The purpose is to update or replace existing signs to reflect changes to local and national traffic signs policy and regulations. The council has been working closely with Scarborough Borough Council and local traders in the planning and design of the new signs.
County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The new signs give a more consistent approach to destination information, particularly in areas where continuity of signs has been lost. They also include new facilities in the area, such as the new educational establishments and the changes to tourism destinations.’’
Councillor Carl Les, North Yorkshire’s leader, said: “We welcome this opportunity to support Scarborough’s community and businesses to promote growth. We recognise the need to raise the profile of the town and help to develop tourism.”
Part of the sign renewal includes the replacement of old posts which have suffered damage or rusted over the years. Many of the posts are being replaced in the same locations as the old ones. Therefore for a short time an existing sign may be missing while the new post is fitted, but care is being taken to keep any disruption to a minimum.
All the new signs are expected to be in place by the end of the year.