Amey Winter Service 2022-2023

Winter Service

You can find information on these pages about our Winter Service Programme for the Scottish South-West Trunk Roads network, which we operate on behalf of Transport Scotland.

November 3rd 2022 – May 15th 2023

Our Winter Service Plan for 2022 to 2023 will be in operation until Monday 15th May 2023.

To prepare for this Winter, Amey have amassed 24,000 tonnes of road salt, 231,000 litres of brine, and 75,000 litres of potassium acetate, overseen by 8 Winter Service Duty Officers (WSDO), providing a 24/7 presence on the network. The 17,500-tonne capacity salt barn at Amey’s Polmadie Depot, will continue to provide increased resilience in tackling adverse weather conditions across the network.

The Winter Service is comprised of 26 Frontline Routes, 15 Patrol Routes and 12 Footway Routes (requiring 197km of winter treatment). The service is delivered by 56 Econ gritters and snowploughs, 16 new footpath gritters, 12 tractors and 115 Highways Operatives. Winter Patrol vehicles are equipped with the latest Mobile Condition Monitoring Equipment and are fitted with Dash Cams. In addition, an innovative liquid brine solution is being used on all our roads and footpaths, to provide a more effective clearance of ice and snow.