Aberdeen City Council in Scotland has awarded a contract to Leiths Group division Markon for the manufacture and installation of new road signs around the city.

Around 450 road signs will be installed to help direct road-users driving on the city’s bypass (AWPR).

Markon is expected to begin installing the signs before the end of this year, with the process set to take several months.

An Aberdeen City Council spokesperson said: “The new signs are designed to help make the city centre a destination rather than a through-route and compliment the new bypass by helping to direct motorists to and from it.

“The bypass has helped to reduce journey times for people in Aberdeen and the wider area, and the new signs will help people to find their way out of the city onto the bypass by the most appropriate route.”

The council’s move to change road signs in Aberdeen aligns with a hierarchy strategy agreed to at a committee this June.

The committee said that main roads around the city are to be reclassified and junctions realigned.

Aberdeen City Council’s City Growth committee members have agreed to the roads hierarchy report, which sets out a new way of moving traffic away from the city centre.

The hierarchy work will enable traffic to use the bypass and leave the city by major arterial routes, including King Street, Great Northern Road, Westburn Road / Lang Stracht and Wellington Road.

Other work such as junction improvements and changes to traffic light sequencing will build on the new routes.

David Steel of Leiths Group said: “We’re delighted to be working with Aberdeen City Council on this project, which will provide long-term improvements to traffic in the city.”