The service runs from October through to April and the gritters are on standby 24 hours a day.

We also provide and stock grit bins for use on the public highway.

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Where do we grit?

We carry out gritting on 510km (317 miles) of main traffic routes. It’s not possible to treat every road with the resources available.

When do we grit?

We monitor the weather 24 hours a day and treat the highway when it's needed.

In the event of a significant weather change, the appropriate action will be taken regardless of any prior warnings made.

By subscribing to our gritting alerts, you’ll receive an email when we carry out a full or partial grit around Bolton.

Gritting routes

Grit bin locations