Winter policy and operational plan
Before each winter season commences, we conduct a review of the winter maintenance service and make improvements where appropriate. Planned winter maintenance is undertaken by the Roads Services Maintenance Unit.
Download our winter service brochure for a handy guide to the service we'll provide during severe cold weather conditions.
We have statutory responsibilities to take reasonable steps to prevent snow and ice endangering the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians over public roads for which we are responsible.
Transport Scotland, as an executive agency of the Scottish Government, is the roads authority for all trunk roads and motorways in Scotland. They have appointed Scotland TranServ as the trunk road operating company for the South West Scotland Unit. Scotland TranServ is responsible for carrying out all trunk road maintenance including winter maintenance on the A76, A77 (from south of Fenwick) and A78 trunk roads in East and South Ayrshire.
Connect Roads is responsible for carrying out all road maintenance including winter maintenance on the M77 motorway in East Ayrshire and the adjacent A77 from Meiklewood interchange to Malletsheugh interchange in East Renfrewshire. The adjacent A77 from Meiklewood to Floak at the boundary with East Renfrewshire is now the responsibility of Ayrshire Roads Alliance.
Our Winter Service Plan contains full details on all aspects of our winter maintenance policy.
Download the East Ayrshire Winter Service Plan
Download the South Ayrshire Winter Service Plan