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Road gritting

Pages in Road gritting

  1. Road gritting
  2. Gritting routes
  1. Self-help grit bins
  2. Grit bins

We aim to keep traffic moving as smoothly and safely as possible on the city’s roads and reduce any risk of accidents in bad weather.

We use forecasts of ice and snow conditions to decide when roads and footpaths need to be gritted.

Across the city there are 254 self-help grit bins for people to use at key locations, such as sharp bends, steps and slopes. These are checked and re-filled after spells of freezing weather.

How do we monitor weather conditions?

We receive daily forecasts of expected weather conditions during a 24 hour period and a prediction for the following five days. There are three road sensors and weather stations across the city, giving information about road temperatures, conditions and existing salt cover. This information is updated every hour, and constantly checked to allow services to act quickly and efficiently.

 We aim to:

  • Grit 415km of Coventry's network between the start of November and the end of March, as and when required.
  • Provide salt bins for public use throughout Coventry.

 How you can help us:

  • Take extra care when walking or driving in snow and icy conditions
  • Be patient
  • Report empty salt bins.

Further winter weather advice is available from the Met Office's Snow Code.

Customer Services

Open 9.00am–5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)


Tel: 08085 834333


If you do need to call us,
please try to avoid our busiest times
of lunchtime and early afternoon.

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