HL Deb 14 July 1992 vol 539 cc19-20WA
Viscount Cross

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether in the interests of road safety and the prevention of further disruption to traffic they will provide motorway lighting, where this does not already exist, at the same time as sections of motorway are widened to provide a fourth lane.

The Earl of Caithness

When widening motorways to four lanes, the general policy is to incorporate lighting at the outset so as to avoid subsequent disruption to traffic as far as possible. For widening to three lanes, an economic assessment is made, prior to the construction stage, of the costs and benefits of lighting. taking account of road safety, together with

The Lord Advocate (Lord Rodger of Earlsferry)

Details of cases c56/90, c337/89, c40/92 and c279/89 and of the stage the proceedings have reached are set out in the annex.

a full assessment of environmental factors. Where it' is decided to install lighting the aim will be to carry this out during the widening works.

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