PORTLAND — New stop signs will be appearing in the downtown district this month.

The city’s Department of Public Services will install stop signs on Middle Street, at the intersection of Market Street. Advance warning signs and markings on the pavement will be added.

The new signs were requested about a year ago by a number of people, including abutters, Councilor Kevin Donoghue and those concerned about bicycle and pedestrian safety, according to Public Services Director Michael Bobinsky. His department conducted an analysis and determined the stop signs were warranted.

The stop signs may be in place within the next 10 days, Bobinsky said.