Amey Winter Service 2022-2023

Winter Service

You can find information on these pages about our Winter Service Programme for the Scottish North East Trunk Roads network, which we operate on behalf of Transport Scotland.

November 3rd 2022 – May 15th 2023

The winter service fleet will be on standby 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week to respond when ice is predicted on road surfaces or if snow settles on the network.

Covering 593km of trunk roads and 151km of footpaths, Amey’s dedicated winter maintenance teams will monitor weather forecasts and road surface temperatures to understand when treatments are required to keep the north east Scotland trunk road network moving over the coming months.

In addition to 35,000 tonnes of salt, Amey will have 211,000 litres of brine in stock for teams to deliver alternative treatments on roads and paths during the lowest temperatures, allowing them to utilise an innovative liquid brine solution to provide a more effective clearance of ice and snow.

The winter service fleet features 46 Econ gritters and 46 snowploughs, as well as 8 new footpath gritters, 4 fastracs and snow blowers, and 138 highways operatives. The winter patrol vehicles are also equipped with the latest Mobile Condition Monitoring Equipment and are fitted with Dash Cams.