Stirling Council's Winter Maintenance Policy prioritises which roads and footpaths receive the appropriate treatment during adverse weather. The Council prepares a plan of action, setting out how it intends to treat ice and snow in accordance with this Policy.
The Roads Teams use a priority system during adverse weather which allows main roads and core routes to be treated first.
See below for more information.
Priority One Routes
These roads receive precautionary salting and are roads which have a cumulative daily flow of more than 800 vehicles a day, including roads to Emergency Services establishments.
These routes shall receive precautionary salt treatment between 5.30 am and midnight and;
• Clearance of snow accumulations 24 hrs per day.
• The treatment of ice formations 24 hrs per day.
Priority Two Routes
These roads comprise routes which have a cumulative daily flow of more than 600 vehicles and are salted if snow and ice are forecast beyond midday.
Priority Three Routes
These roads are identified tertiary routes where the cumulative daily flow of traffic is greater than 400 vehicles.
Priority Four Routes
These cover all other roads including residential areas which are only treated in exceptional circumstances, with priority being given to locations with difficult junctions, gradients and bends.