County Council Gritting Update

With the recent icy weather, you may have been wondering why the roads have not been gritted in Histon & Impington as often as past years.  The update below received from County Council will assist in answering the question:

“As most of you will be aware, Councillors agreed at Full Council, on Tuesday 13 December, to increase the percentage of roads, cycleways and paths treated from 30% back to 44%, i.e. to reinstate the 2015/16 gritting routes.

Since the decision the Highway Service, in partnership with Skanska, has been working hard to organise this change and below is an update on progress.

We are currently progressing well with increasing driver numbers. As drivers are signed onto the rota they are immediately put through the mandatory winter training and this will continue until we reach the required number of drivers. We have therefore been rolling out the reinstatement of the routes in a phased approach, district by district. The order of the rollout is based solely on the availability and readiness of the drivers to commence the new routes.

We are continuing to recruit and train drivers for the City and South Cambridgeshire. All being well we anticipate that the last two remaining areas will have their gritting routes reinstated within the next couple of weeks.

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One comment on “County Council Gritting Update

  1. I’m interested to find out why the roads around Histon and Cambridge have not been swept since the summer. Leaves in the gutter (which is of course the cycle lane) are lethal when frosty.

    Also just look at the number of cars this year with dirt-obscured number plates. The dirty roads are having a negative effect on all.

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