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Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Winter Road Maintenance

Every year our service provider Amey carries out the Winter maintenance service on our road network.
Choose from the headings below to find out more about our Winter road maintenance service, which includes gritting.

Gritting the roads

We can't grit every road in the city and so it is important that we prioritise more important roads and footways. We have done so based on guidance and recommendations from Central Government.

We routinely treat 745 miles of carriageway throughout the city (over 50%, a higher proportion than many local authorities) which includes all main roads together with all regular frequent bus routes, roads identified as Emergency Services routes, and main access routes to large residential estates.

It is not possible to treat smaller local roads.

Snow clearance will take place on the treated network when required.

Report an empty grit bin or gritting problem

What do we grit?

When do we grit the roads?

Grit Bin and Gritting Route Map

How do we grit?

Pavements

Facts and Figures

What is grit?

Grit Bins

Other useful information