Gritting Priorities - Roads

Every adopted road has been assigned a Priority for gritting and ploughing - these can be found within Appendices C, D and E of the Winter Operational Plan

Please note: Trunk Roads (A96 and A95 Keith to Aviemore) are the responsibility of Transport Scotland and are maintained by BEAR (Scotland) Ltd on their behalf. 

Road Priorities

Obviously it is not possible to treat every road at the same time so priority routes have been established. There are 13 Priority 1 gritter routes, covering some 39% of the council road network. A and B class roads, including main public service bus routes are treated first, followed by secondary routes between small communities and then access routes to isolated communities. All other routes will be treated subject to the resources available.

If we receive an adverse weather forecast, we will consider pre-treating Priority 1 routes to prevent the formation of ice, or to make the clearing of snow or ice from the surface of the road less difficult.

Priority 1

Main Routes between communities,or major traffic distributors within communities which carry heavy traffic flows.

Covered between 6am - 9.30pm Monday to Sunday and on public holidays.

Priority 2

Secondary routes between small communities or within larger communities. 

Covered between 8am and 4pm Monday to Saturday, after Priority 1 have been opened to traffic. These routes will not be treated on Sundays or Public Holidays

Priority 3

Access roads to isolated communities in rural areas or link roads in urban areas. 

Covered between 8am and 4pm Monday to Saturday, after Priority 1 and 2 have been opened to traffic. These routes will not be treated on Sundays or Public Holidays

Priority 4

Local access roads, service roads and minor roads in urban areas. 

Covered between 8am and 4pm Monday to Saturday, after all higher priority routes have been opened to traffic. These routes will not be treated on Sundays or Public Holidays

Priority 5 Private (un-adopted) and privately maintained roads are not treated unless requested by an emergency service.

Time Scales

Unfortunately, due to the reactive nature of our workload due to the weather, we are unable to give a clear indication as to when a road, footpath or cycle track will be cleared.

Map

The map below show the councils Prioiry 1 & 2 roads.

Contact Us

Roads Maintenance

road.maint@moray.gov.uk

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