Inverness area gritting routes confirmed

The priorities with which The Highland Council will grit roads within the Inverness area this winter have been approved by the City of Inverness Area Committee during a meeting held this morning (22 October 2015).

In December 2014 The Highland Council agreed a Winter Maintenance saving of £240k for 2015/16 and a further £240K saving in 2016/17. Members have scrutinised changes to priorities of gritting routes for the Inverness Area at Ward Business Meetings and have today agreed a priority network of primary and secondary routes and other routes across the Inverness Area.

Primary routes are treated first, followed by secondary routes and crews will only move on to treat other roads when the primary and secondary routes are all completed.

The routes have been set within the context of the Council’s current Winter Maintenance Policy which is in place to ensure a consistent level of service is applied across all areas of the Highlands.  Each year local areas put in place their Winter Maintenance Plan to cover the operational details in order to deliver a service locally within existing budget and resources.

During the meeting Members were advised that a review of the current Winter Maintenance Policy will be carried out and a report will be going to a meeting of the Council’s Community Services Committee in April next year.

Details of the Inverness Area priority routes approved today can be viewed by visiting http://www.highland.gov.uk/

22 Oct 2015
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