Highways Maintenance Newsletter
Countywide for September 2015
Highways teams are fully prepared for the winter months, all vehicles have undergone their annual service and maintenance checks, completed test runs, and are now at the highways depots throughout the county.
Amey have completed in-house training programmes for drivers to familiarise themselves with the new vehicles, and trained up additional drivers for this winter to offer more resilience when the weather starts to turn colder.
From October to April, all 51 vehicles are on standby 24/7. Road conditions, weather, wind speed, rainfall and air temperatures are continuously monitored so Hampshire’s roads can be treated and Hampshire’s residents can continue with their day to day journeys.
All of Hampshire’s community salt bins are now filled so residents can play their part play their part in keeping smaller roads and pavements clear of snow and ice, and with the two new salt barns at Broadmarsh full, Hampshire’s countywide supply of salt is complete. Hampshire’s Priority 1 routes which carry the majority of traffic (A roads, some B roads, major bus routes, roads to major emergency services, large schools, areas of high traffic concentration and all public transport areas) are routinely salted when the road surface temperature is forecast to drop below zero degrees celsius and ice or frost is predicted. During prolonged severe weather, Priority 2 routes (remaining B roads and single access roads to villages) are treated.
Hampshire residents can follow @Hantshighways on Twitter to see updates on road salting. Further information about salting routes, maps and community salt bins is available at www.hants.gov.uk/roads/weather-on-roads
Countywide statistics for September 2015 *all statistics are based on the data available on 7th October 2015 for the month of September.
Statistics for September 2015