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 & A78)

Inverclyde Council have no contractual responsibilities for the following Trunk Roads:

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

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

These routes are the responsibility of the Scottish Government’s Agency, Transport Scotland, who have contracted with Amey for the management and maintenance of these trunk roads.

To report a fault with the carriageway, signs or lighting on a trunk road, they can be contacted on 0800 042 0188.

Alternatively, follow the External link on this page titled, Report a Trunk Road Fault, to report an issue to them.

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