The winter gritting programme ensures that roads, footways and pedestrian areas across Liverpool remain clear during the winter months. In the 2020/21 financial year, LSSL was appointed to provide a Winter Gritting Service on all defined highways / areas as determined by Client are delivered on schedule, on budget and at the correct level of service in compliance with regular Met Office weather forecasts as well as the Traffic Management Act 2004 (England).
To keep 2700km Liverpool highways cleared and safe for use from November to March, a LSSL cross-services team of over 20 drivers over a 3 week rotation, a fleet of seven gritting vehicles and 4 quads that work through a coordinated management function ensuring there is contingency to deal promptly and effectively with planned and unplanned events, such as unforeseen weather conditions.
In 2020/21 alone, there were 42 gritting, all accident free, call outs. This number of callouts was a 400% increase from the previous year.
LCC Winter Gritting
There are over 170 Grit bins throughout the city.