Ever wonder how “cat’s eyes” are installed on local streets?
It’s pretty dangerous work, apparently, as cars streamed by one worker tasked with the job Wednesday in Surrey.
At around 1 p.m., a three-person crew installed the light-reflecting road markers on painted lines along 152nd Street, headed south.
Two of the workers drove pickup trucks while another, walking, pushed a cart and placed the “cat’s eyes” at the front end of every second line, by hand and foot, using an adhesive.
Impressed by the quick pace of work, the Now-Leader caught it on video.
A minute later, the man was asked if he does the work all day long.
“Until the roads are done,” he replied with a shrug.
A cat’s eye is “a retroreflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range of raised pavement markers,” according to Wikipedia.
“The cat’s eye design originated in the UK in 1934 and is today used all over the world.”