Gritting and Winter Maintenance

From October to April each year Roads & Transportation, and Environmental & Public Protection implements their Winter Maintenance Policy.     

The policy is designed to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to allow safe movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic within Inverclyde during winter weather conditions.

Our highly trained staff will receive specialist weather forecasts 3 times a day during the winter months including regular flash updates monitoring changing conditions.  This forecast system allows our Winter Controllers to allocate appropriate resources, 24hrs a day.

We have invested considerably in appropriate equipment, infrastructure and staff training to ensure the best possible Winter Service throughout the Inverclyde area.

We publish our Winter Maintenance Documents each year which details our current Policy, Procedures and Resources for the coming winter months.

These documents can be viewed by clicking the links on this page, titled Grit Bin Locations, Winter Routes Maps and Winter Routes Text.

An advice leaflet, provided by Transport Scotland, on clearing paths and driveways for members of the public is also available to view by clicking on the link on this page titled, AdviceClearing Paths and Driveways.

Trunk Roads (A8 and A78)

Inverclyde Council have no responsibility for the following Trunk Roads:

A8 from the Inverclyde Boundary at Port Glasgow to the Bullring Roundabout, Greenock.

A78 from the Inverclyde Boundary at Wemyss Bay to the Bullring Roundabout, Greenock.

These routes are the responsibility of the Scottish Government’s Agency Transport Scotland who have contracted with Scotland Transerv for the management and maintenance of these Trunk Roads.

To report any faults or concerns on a Trunk Road please contact Scotland Transerv on 0141 218 3800 or click on the link on this page titled, Report a Trunk Road Fault.

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