Salting and gritting routes

We spread grit, or more accurately, salt, on roads when freezing is forecast and when roads are damp to melt and prevent ice. We try to do salting before the morning and after the evening traffic peaks, but we work around the clock in bad weather.

We salt just under half of the roads in Central Bedfordshire. Roads carrying the highest volumes, with the greatest risk of accidents or providing key access are given priority.

You can search for your road / street name to see if it is on our gritting run. If it isn't listed, we don't salt that road.