Gritting and Winter Maintenance

During the period October to May we receive a specialist weather forecast twice a day plus updates of important changes to the forecast.  Staff are on 24hr standby to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to allow safe movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in all weather conditions.

The link on this page, titled Winter Maintenance, will allow you to view our full Winter Maintenance Document.

Grit bin locations and footways clearance

We have invested heavily in providing grit bins at over 360 locations within Inverclyde.  The grit bins will be replenished frequently.

The link on this page, titled Grit Bin, will allow you to view grit bin locations within Inverclyde.

Footways are cleared in priority order only when there is extensive icing/frost or heavy snowfall.

The link on this page, titled Footway, will allow you to view footway gritting routes within Inverclyde.

The link on this page, titled Advice, will allow you to view a Transport Scotland leaflet that provides practical advice on clearing paths and driveways.

Gritting and snow clearing

Inverclyde Council has planned to provide a service that will keep delays, road closures, diversions and inconvenience to a minimum during any period of bad weather.

The link on this page, titled Street List, will allow you to view an alphabetical list of street gritting routes.

The link on this page, titled Gritting Route Maps, will allow you to view maps showing primary and secondary gritting routes.

The link on this page, titled Snow Plough Routes, will allow you to view snow plough routes.

Trunk Roads (A8 and 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 Scotland Transerv 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 0141 218 3800.

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

Page last updated: 11 January 2017