Inspired by fellow local news site, Northwood Local, we’ve produced a map of Birmingham City Council gritting routes in Bournville.
View Bournville and surrounds – gritting routes in a larger map
With the cold spell set to continue for the rest of the coming week and with fears growing over shortages of gritting salt this map highlights how local streets are prioritised by the City Council.
There are three levels of priority.
- Priority One (green on the map) – major roads within the city.
- Priority Two (orange on the map) – other roads with heavy traffic, which are an essential part of Birmingham’s Network.
- Priority Three (purple on the map) – other busy local roads, important routes identified by the Emergency Services’, all frequent bus routes, main access routes to large residential areas and important commuter routes.
The City Council hasn’t stated how they plan to preserve salt should supplies dwindle or if they will utilise their priority system in deciding which roads not to grit. 1182km of carriageway is routinely treated by Birmingham City Council with the city divided into 27 gritting routes. The council has now gritted roads for 26 consecutive nights (as of 10th Jan), a huge increase on the previous record of 14 consecutive nights.
Note: the map only shows those roads within Bournville that are gritted. The data has been taken from the Birmingham City Council website (also made available by Bournville News as a google document). We can’t accept liabilities for any inaccuracies.