asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current cost of erecting fencing around individual directional signs; and what is the estimated cost of so doing on all directional signs on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth.
It is the Department's policy to erect safety fencing to protect large directional signs. Average costs are not available as there is considerable variance according to the size and location of the signs to be protected. The A38 between Exeter and Plymouth has 121 signs which require protection at a cost of £145,000. The sum of £80,000 has already been spent protecting 67 of these signs as part of a continuing programme.