The Northampton roads that will no longer be gritted as a priority during Winter 2018

As the first cold mornings of winter bite, thoughts are already turning to snow - and which roads Northamptonshire County Council's depleted highways service will be able to grit this year.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 11:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 4:06 am
Gritting routes downgraded by Northamptonshire Highways for Winter 2018

The council revealed earlier this year that its fleet would be reducing the number of roads it will grit from October this year and taking longer to attend to them.

Some roads that would have been treated when temperatures are forecast to fall to 0.5 degrees Celsius have been downgraded in priority. These roads will now only be treated when sub-zero conditions are set to last 48 hours or more.

And about 500 grit bins across the county - 30 in Northampton- that were filled by the council during the big freeze earlier this year will be either removed or left to the community to replenish.

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Gritting routes downgraded by Northamptonshire Highways for Winter 2018

The roads in and around Northampton that will no longer be treated as a priority will be:

Queenswood AvenueYardley DriveReynard WayObelisk RisePort RoadPark Drive South OvalEast OvalWelland WalkSevern driveAvon DriveWitham WalkWest OvalMerthyr RoadDallington RoadBaring RoadDallington GreenDallington Park RoadChiltern AvenueChiltern WayCotswold AvenueLimehurst RoadEastfield RoadNorthfield RoadFirsview DriveHigh StreetAshbrow RoadThorn HillRingwayLadybridge DriveAcre LaneLink RoadGreenshills RoadWhitehills WayWhitehills CrescentCrestwood RoadHolmecross RoadBirds Hill RoadRusset DriveFishponds RoadFieldmill RoadPenfold LaneCherry Lodge RoadBlackthorn RoadGoldings RoadRectory Farm RoadOlden RoadEcton Brook RoadOvermead RoadFir Tree WalkCharnwood AvenueThe HeadlandsBirchfield Road EastBirchfield RoadBroadwayCollingwood RoadAbington AvenueStimpson AvenueClare StreetEarl StreetDuke StreetBailiff StreetBalmoral RoadSt Davids RoadNursery LaneYelvertoft RoadHastings RoadCranford RoadAintree RoadGoodwood AvenueOulton RiseSpinney Hill RoadChurchill AvenueKeswick DriveQuinton RoadCurtlee HillWootton Hope DriveThe WarrenHardingstone LaneButts RoadPenvale RoadHill Farm RiseQueen Eleanor RoadFarmhill RoadBarley Hill RoadPine RidgeHigh Street, UptonScribers Drive, UptonTelford Street, UptonTelford Way, UptonStation Road, Great BillingHigh Street, Great Billing The Green, HardingstoneHigh Street, HardingstoneWake Way, Grange ParkBridge Meadow Way, Grange ParkQuintonside, Grange Park

Locations in Northampton where grit bins will not be filled by the county council:

Ardington Road / Billing Road, Abington

Grit bins that will no longer be replenished by the council in Winter 2018

Beech Avenue / Wellingborough Road, Abington

Purser Road / Adnitt Road, Abington

Ardington Road / Wellingborough Road, Abington

Cliftonville Court, Abington

Hillside Way (2 bins), Abington Vale

Ridgeway / Weston Way, Abington Vale

Bougainvillea Drive / Magnolia Close, Abington Vale

Maclean Close (to side of no. 10), Abington Vale

Herne Hill Court, Camp Hill

Parsons Meade (2 bins), Camp Hill

Harksome Hill (near no. 21), Camp Hill

Lodge Avenue, Collingtree

Pinetrees (opposite no. 37)

Pleydell Gardens near George Nutt Court, Delapre

Shale End , Duston

Hill Farm Rise / Hawks Nest, East Hunsbury

Cottage Gardens (opposite no. 34), Great Billing

Lime Farm Way / High Street, Great Houghton

IIex Close (near garages). Hardingstone

South Oval (near shops), Kings Heath

Fylingdale (end of road), Kingsthorpe

Bunting Road / Balfour Road, kingsthorpe Hollow

Barley Hill Road, Southfields

Castle Street / Phoenix Street, Spring Boroughs

St James Mill Road (by railway bridge), St James

Sharman Road, St James

Streambank Road (opposite no.10), Thorplands

North Hayes Court, Thorplands

Curtlee Hill /Villa Way, Wootton

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