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Roads and Lighting

Priority gritting routes

Find out how we prioritise which roads get gritted first.

Our staff work 24 hours on standby during the winter.

We get road updates from a specialist forecasting service at least three times a day. Roadside sensors also send information to help check road conditions.

This helps us decide what action to take.


Roads priority gritting routes
Priority 1Strategic and main traffic routes
 A77 Fenwick Road
 A77 Ayr Road
 A727 Busby to Spiersbridge
 A736 Glasgow Road to Lochlibo Road
 B769 Stewarton Road
 B767 Busby to Eaglesham
Priority 2One access route to fire stations
 Major bus routes
 School bus routes notified by SPT (may not include the full route)
Priority 3Other B class roads
Priority 4Local employment areas such as industrial estates
Priority 5C class roads and unclassified public roads
Priority 6Access to isolated homes
Priority 7Prospective public roads
Priority 8Private roads

During normal winter weather, we grit priority 1 to 3 routes and some priority 4 and 5 routes. We'll grit these routes on first and second runs.

During severe winter weather we may need to concentrate on priority 1 and 2 routes.

We'll grit other routes if the severe weather continues and other priority routes stay clear.

Online map of gritted roads

Pavements and paths

Pavement gritting priorities
Priority 1

Shopping areas

Priority 2Areas used by many people  - such as train station entrances
Priority 3Steep hills in housing areas, old people's homes and sheltered housing

Priority 4


One pavement along the front of each school

We grit pavements once all priority routes are deemed safe and clear and if we have the resource to do so. 



Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information

Grit bins and gritting locations

Report a winter road or pavement problem

Clearing ice and snow

word icon Roads winter handbook 2018 to 2019 [473kb]


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