Bury council has revealed the 284 roads which will be gritted this winter when severe cold weather strikes.

Bury's winter service team have released facts and figures on the service which include having teams on standby from late October until the start of April, ready to act whenever temperatures take a dip.

Last winter, the first grit run was on November 28 and the service was activated a further 55 times, with gritters travelling around 12,260 miles and spreading approximately 1,500 tonnes of salt. Decisions to grit, or not grit, are based on the local forecast provided by Metdesk and when called the gritters cover just over a third of Bury’s road network.

There are 16 drivers and four decision makers on a rota throughout the season. On a single shift, the team on standby is made up of four drivers and one decision maker. Four vehicles are used to cover the four gritting routes, each taking up to five hours to complete, depending on traffic and weather conditions.

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A spare vehicle is also kept in reserve, in case of breakdowns. In preparation for the onset of severe weather, Bury Council has a stock of 2,500 tonnes of Safecote treated salt which is stored at Bolton Council’s depot to improve opportunities for sharing resources should the need arise.

Safecote salt is used because it is coated with molasses and sticks to the road surface better. It is also less corrosive. There are 324 salt bins in place at known trouble spots across the borough.

These are placed where there are sharp bends or steep inclines and where historically snow and ice have caused problems. Coun Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: “We plan well ahead to be ready for the arrival of winter and to make sure our experienced team is ready for action. Keeping Bury moving and keeping people safe is a priority.

“Forecasts will be constantly monitored so that we can pick the best times to send the gritters out and our team will be on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working through the night until next April when needed.

“Almost 142 miles of roads are salted during one round of complete gritting, that’s 35 per cent of the total road network in the borough. And, when necessary, gritting teams also carry out snow clearance, with ploughs fitted to vehicles.”

During very severe weather conditions, when snow or ice may remain for several days, Bury Council also considers treating some public footpaths, providing that all their priority gritting routes are clear and we have sufficient resources available. The council said priority for treating pedestrian footpaths went to primary and secondary shopping centres and linked car parks, public buildings including offices, leisure centres and libraries, elderly persons homes, routes to schools, police stations, health centres and stairs and inclines leading from subways.

Here’s the full list of treated roads and streets in each of Bury’s six townships:

Treated roads and streets in Bury:

Ainsworth Road
Alfred Street
Angouleme Way
Arley Avenue
Bell Lane
Bolton Road
Bolton Street
Bond Street
Brandlesholme Road
Bridge Road
Broad Street
Brook Street
Burnley Road
Burrswood Avenue
Bury and Bolton Road
Bury Interchange
Bury New Road
Castle Hill Road
Castlecroft Road
Chesham Road
Chester Street
Cornwall Drive
Croft Lane
Crostons Road
Cuckoo Lane
Derby Way
Dumers Lane
Dunster Road
Duxbury Drive
Fairlands Road
Falshaw Drive
George Street
Gigg Lane
Gorse Bank
Hall Street
Halvard Avenue
Hampton Grove
Harvard Road
Harvey Street
Harwood Road
Haslam Street
Haymarket Street
Hewart Drive
Heywood Street
High Street
Highbank Road
Hillside Crescent
Hollins Brow
Hollins Lane
Hunstanton Drive
Huntley Mount Road
Jubilee Way
Kennedy Drive
Killon Street
Kingfisher Drive
Knowsley Street
Limefield Brow
Lord Street
Lowercroft Road
Magdalene Road
Manchester Road
Market Street
Maxwell Street
Middleton Road
Millett Street
Moss Street
Mount Pleasant
Newbold Street
Park 66
Parkhills Road
Parr Lane
Parsonage Street
Peel Way
Pilsworth Road
Plumpton Drive
Radcliffe Road
Rochdale Old Road
Rochdale Road
Salford Street
Silver Street
Spring Street
St Marks Square
Sunny Bank Road
Tenterden Street
The Rock
Thompson Drive
Thrush Drive
Topping Fold Road
Tottington Road
Walmersley Old Road
Walmersley Road
Walshaw Road
Wash Lane
Watling Street
Wellington Road
Willow Street
Woodhill Road

Treated roads and streets in Prestwich

Agecroft Road
Bury New Road
Bury Old Road
Butterstile Lane
Carr Avenue
Cawley Avenue
Cuckoo Lane
Fairfax Road
Heys Road
Heywood Road
Hilton Lane
Kersal Road
Kersal Vale Road
Kershaw Avenue
Kings Road
Lowther Road
Meade Hill Road
Mount Road
Nursery Road
Ostrich Lane
Poppythorn Lane
Rainsough Brow
Rectory Lane
Sandy Lane
Scholes Lane
Scott Road
Sedgley Park Road
Sedgley Road
Sheepfoot Lane
Shelley Road
Simister Lane
St Anns Road
St Margarets Road
St Marys Road
Valley Park Road
Venwood Road
Whittaker Lane
Woodward Road

Treated roads and streets in Radcliffe

Ainsworth Road
Arthur Lane
Blackburn Street
Bolton Road
Bradley Fold
Bradley Fold Estate
Bradley Fold Road
Bradley Lane
Bury and Bolton Road
Bury New Road
Bury Old Road
Bury Road
Bury Street
Cemetery Road
Church Street
Church Street West
Cockey Moor Road
Coronation Road
Countess Lane
Cross Lane
Cross Street
Dale Street
Dumers Lane
Eton Hill Road
Harwood Road
Higher Ainsworth Road
Hutchinson Way
Kearsley Road
Kilburn Road
Lowe Street
New Road
Outwood Road
Pilkington Road
Pilkington Way
Radcliffe Bus Interchange
Radcliffe Moor Road
Radcliffe New Road
Rectory Lane
Ringley Road
Ringley Road West
Sion Street
Spring Lane
Stand Lane
Starling Road
Stopes Road
Thomas Street
Turks Road
Water Street
Westminster Avenue

Treated roads and streets in Ramsbottom

Bank Street
Bass Lane
Bolton Road
Bolton Road West
Bolton Street
Booth Street
Brandlesholme Road
Bridge Street
Bury New Road
Bury Road
Carr Street
Cemetery Road
Chapel Lane
Chapel Street
Church Street
Cliff Avenue
Crag Avenue
Crag Lane
Dundee Lane
Eliza Street
Hall Street
Helmshore Road
High Street
Holcombe Road
Kay Brow
Longsight Road
Lumb Carr Road
Manchester Road
Market Place
Market Street
Mayfield Road
Newcombe Road
Nuttall Lane
Peel Brow
Peel Hall Road
Porritt Way/ Bus Terminus
Railway Street
Ramsbottom Lane
Ramsbottom Road
Rawsons Rake
Rowlands Road
Stubbins Lane
Summerseat Lane
Tanners Street
Tottington Road
Turton Road
Vernon Road
Walmersley Road
Walshaw Road
Whalley Road
Whittingham Drive
Wood Lane

Treated roads and streets in Tottington

Bank Street
Bolton Road
Bolton Road West
Booth Street
Bradshaw Road
Brandlesholme Road
Bury Road
Church Street
Hall Street
Harwood Road
Laurel Street
Longsight Road
Market Street
Ramsbottom Road
Tottington Road
Turton Road

Watling Street

Treated roads and streets in Whitefield

Barn Street
Bury New Road
Bury Old Road
Church Lane
Clyde Avenue
Croft Lane
Dales Lane
Hardmans Road
Higher Lane
Hillingdon Road
Hollins Lane
Manchester Road
Mayfair Avenue
Mersey Drive
Moss Lane
Oak Lane
Old Hall Road
Park Lane
Parr Lane
Pilsworth Road
Pinfold Lane
Radcliffe New Road
Ribble Drive
Ringley Road
Sandgate Road
Stand Lane
Stanley Road
Sunningdale Avenue
Thatch Leach Lane