Gritting our roads

Home » Newsroom » Gritting our roads
chester gritting

Its coming to that time of the year again when CWaC send the gritting lorries out.
They spread salt to prevent ice from forming on our roads when frost or icy conditions are forecast, using a fleet of 16 gritters. Salting is normally completed within four hours and usually before 7am.
All the main roads around Tarvin are treated.
Cwac have a well organised system of ensuring roads are treated in a priority order that reflects their importance in maintaining access to the key parts of the region.

Roads which are salted are dealt with in the following priority order:

Priority 1 Routes — are all 'A' Class carriageways, and designated routes to A & E Hospitals.

Priority 2 Routes — are other major commuter roads ('B' class), major commuter/distributor roads carrying four service buses or more per hour between 6am and 10am, roads serving emergency services, public transport, centres, comprehensive and secondary schools, higher education establishments, roads with gradients greater than 10% and carrying more than 1000v/day and main access roads to rural communities and villages.

Other Carriageways — Only after all the Priority 1 and 2 routes are treated and open to traffic and when snow or ice is likely to persist for a continuous period of 24 hours.

Cycleways and footpaths

Cycleways are salted where they form part of the 950 kilometres of salted roads. Footpaths alongside carriageways and other cycleways are not treated except where frosty or icy conditions last for several days. Footpaths and cycleways may then be treated when they have the capacity to do it.

More information is available here

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

20mph sign
Fri 21 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 355

At the Open Forum of the Parish Council meeting held on 20th August four members of the public spoke about the proposed 20 mph limit for much of Tarvin village. Whilst some favoured the proposal in principle comments were about unsightly signs, apparent inconsistencies (e.g. Hockenhull Lane, Tarporley Road and the Saxon Heath development) and the cost. Parish councillors had...

THR Dale farm Donation Scan_20180913 (2)
Mon 17 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 216

In December 1991 a cheque for £800 was donated by Dale Farm, Tarvin to Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.The amount was raised by a fancy dress walk organised by Tony Ankers who presented it to Sister Janet Featherstone, watched by Dr Sandy Campbell and some of Dale Farms employees who took part in the...

Police Meeting logo10P5
Wed 19 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 199

Cheshire's police and crime commissioner is inviting residents in rural areas to meet with him and local officers to have their say on the county's new rural crime strategy prior to its publication. It has been developed in response to the local rural crime survey conducted in Cheshire over the summer and the recent national rural crime survey.The strategy outlines the priorities for...