Raised surface paving near a junction to help sighted and visually impaired pedestrians

Tactile paving

Tactile paving bears a distinctive raised surface profile to be detected by both sighted and visually impaired pedestrians and help them recognize potential hazards and changes to the road. The colour and texture of the surface helps the pedestrian’s awareness of the situation.

They are used in conjunction with dropped kerbs at points in the carriageway where it is considered safer for pedestrians to cross.

Indicative costs

Tactile paving with dropped kerbs would cost approximately £5,000 for 2 sections of dropped kerbs opposite one another.



Officers will undertake an assessment to determine what type of crossing facility is most appropriate, which may include not making alterations to the existing environment. This assessment will follow the current Department for Transport guidance in Chapter 6 of the Traffic Signs manual.


All costs stated are for guidance only.

Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.