Roads winter service policy and procedures document 2018 - 2019

The winter service policy and procedures document 2018/19 was approved by committee on 12 September 2018

Council roads

Under Section 34 of the Roads (Scotland) Act, 1984, North Lanarkshire Council has a statutory obligation to take such steps as it considers reasonable to prevent snow and ice endangering the safe passage of pedestrians and vehicles over their public roads which by definition includes carriageways, footways and footpaths.

Our pdf icon Winter Service Policy and Procedures [280kb] explains how the council complies with its responsibilities under Section 34 of this act.

Trunk roads

The A725T and A8T are Trunk Roads and along with the M73, M8, M80 and M74 motorways are the direct responsibility of the Scottish Government.

To report a defect on any Scottish Trunk Road contact Transport Scotland.

North Lanarkshire Council's aim

It is the aim of North Lanarkshire Council as Roads Authority to:

  1. provide a standard of service on public roads which will permit safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions;
  2. establish a pattern of working which will keep delays, diversions or road closures to a minimum during adverse weather conditions;
  3. conduct operations having regard to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974.

This winter service policy has been developed taking account of 'Well Maintained Highways'.

This document is supplemented by a Winter Service Operational Plan developed in conjunction with our Partner, Amey Roads Public Services LLP (APS), and is reviewed annually.

The provision of the service to the public is supported by the Northline customer contact centre.

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