Gritting priority is given to all A and B classification roads and other strategic C and unclassified roads based upon the recommendations contained in a National Code of Practice. This equates to 35% of the Bath and North East Somerset adopted highway network.
Any urgent gritting queries should be reported immediately to Council Connect on 01225 394041. Non urgent queries can be emailed to CouncilConnect@Bathnes.gov.uk
Where we grit
Gritting priority is given to all A and B classification roads and other strategic C and unclassified roads based upon the recommendations contained in a National Code of Practice. Treatment of locations not on the priority network would only be considered when conditions dictate i.e. prolonged periods of ice and snow and when all other priorities had been fully and adequately treated and resources become available.
To view specific locations of gritting routes and grit bins please view our Gritting Maps.
When we grit
The Council are recipients of a specialised winter weather forecasting service provided by the MeteoGroup. The forecast, received on a daily basis, gives predictions of the possibility of freezing road temperatures, snow etc, and the time those conditions may occur.
In addition, the Council has a solar powered road weather station which measures air temperature, dew temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity and precipitation. The weather station also records road temperatures and whether the road has been gritted.
This data is fed into a thermal map of the priority road network.
The Council's Winter Service Duty Officers use all of this information to decide whether or not to grit.
Where others grit - A46, A36 - Trunked Roads
The Council is not responsible for these roads, outside the City of Bath limits:
A36 Warminster Road
A46 Gloucester Road
If you have any specific queries about these roads please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For operational reasons, we have an agreement with some of the neighbouring Councils to treat some of each other's roads near the Authority boundaries. Hence, some roads will be treated by the neighbouring Council's contractors and some roads outside our boundary will be treated by our contractors.
Pavement gritting - are pedestrian routes treated?
Gritting priority is given to all A and B classification roads and other strategic C and unclassified roads, however, in very severe weather conditions consideration is given to the treatment of pedestrian routes. These would be confined to more urban areas where there is high pedestrian usage and will only be considered if snow or ice remains for some days.