Our aim is to provide an effective and efficient winter maintenance service, using the resources available. This is to allow safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians, minimise delays due to winter weather, and ensure operations are undertaken safely.
Further Information on how Routes are Prioritised for Salting
In addition to the pre-salting treatment of priority carriageways and footways, post treatment of secondary carriageways and footways, based on the 56 neighbourhoods in the city, will be instructed given the presence of ice or snow and a forecast that these conditions will last for a period longer than it would take to treat the roads.
It should be noted however, that if priority routes require treatment during any extended period of ice or snow their treatment will take precedence over secondary route treatment.
If it is forecast that ice or snow is likely to be present on road surfaces, carriageways are prioritised for treatment outwith normal working hours, based on the following criteria:
If it is forecast that ice or snow is likely to be present on footways, they are prioritised for treatment outwith normal working hours based on the following criteria:
The remainder of the footway network will be undertaken in conjunction with the carriageways where practical, otherwise separately on an area basis as resources dictate.