HC Deb 02 December 1959 vol 614 c128W
63. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport what is the approximate cost of putting down cats'-eyes on roads; and if there is any financial reason why cats'-eyes should not be placed on all roads except the very minor ones.

Mr. Marples

The cost naturally varies considerably according to the width and layout of the road, but is normally between £60 and £170 per mile. There is no reason why cats'-eyes should not be used on all roads of traffic importance which are unlit or inadequately lit, but, except on trunk roads, for which I am the highway authority, the decision is that of the local highway authority. My Department makes a contribution to the cost on all classified roads.