Road gritting

Salford City Council carries out a regular winter road gritting programme which aims to, as far as possible, allow the safe movement of traffic on priority highways across the city.

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Top priority is given to primary routes, see map below and response times for full treatment (time taken from decision to salt being made to the completion of spreading) will not exceed three hours.

Other non-principal routes, secondary routes shall be treated, as and when necessary, following the completion of the primary routes. The target time for full treatment, (time taken from the decision to salt being made to completion of spreading) shall not exceed eight hours.

The service consists of five scheduled routes maintaining 300 kilometres of highways in the city.

Gritting Routes

Our primary gritting routes are displayed as red lines on the map below. The secondary routes are displayed in blue.

This page was last updated on 1 November 2021

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