NEW electronic parking signs are pointing drivers the right way at busy locations across Worcester.

Worcestershire County Council is aiming to ease congestion by operating the signs – which shows the available spaces at city car parks – on key routes.

The signs are placed in Upper Tything, Bath Road, Tallow Hill, Tolladine Road, opposite Malvern Tyres in Rainbow Hill, London Road, Tybridge Street and Hylton Road.

A spokesman said: “This Worcester transport strategy project will provide real-time information about parking space availability for some of the busier city centre car parks, on the main routes into the city.

“The system will help visitors, businesses and residents find a parking space more quickly, saving time and frustration, as well as helping to reduce congestion on our busy city centre roads.”

The measure, first revealed in the Worcester News last September, follows concern many motorists spend too long hunting down spaces, especially on weekends.