Delivering a shared Council roads and transportation service across East and South Ayrshire

Winter treatment decision

Download our Winter Service Brouchure for a handy guide to the service we'll provide during severe cold weather conditions.


Should icy roads be expected, then an instruction will be issued to treat the roads with salt.

  • A time is given for commencement of the salt spreading operation

  • If significant snow is expected then an instruction to fit snowploughs will be included.

Different salt spreading rates may be used depending on the severity of the anticipated conditions. The rate will normally be 10 or 20 grams per square metre however this may be increased to 40 grams per square metre in certain circumstances.

       WARNING A spread of 10 grams per square metre is not immediately obvious to the naked eye.


The Trunk Roads

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 the provision of winter service 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 the provision of winter service on the M77 motorway in East Ayrshire.



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