Old and out-of-date road signs promoting attractions to drivers entering Scarborough are well on their way to being replaced.
Funding is in place, including money from the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, and the signs are at present in the design stage. North Yorkshire County Council hopes to begin installing the signs in September with a view to them all being in place before Christmas.
The purpose of the review is to update or replace existing signs to reflect changes to local and national traffic signs policy and regulations.
The County Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Councillor Don Mackenzie, said: “This is good news for Scarborough as the current review also presents an opportunity to remove obsolete destination information and add details of tourist attractions that have been developed in the intervening years. The North Bay has undergone significant change in the last few years and many of the signs are dilapidated and/or out of date and don’t reflect accurately the existing facilities in the area.
“In terms of the South Bay the main attractions - the Spa complex, harbour, Marine Drive and the Castle - haven’t changed, therefore the existing signs are sufficient to guide motorists to their destination. Should the redevelopment of the Futurist site take place then consideration will be given to the signing requirements of the South Bay area.”