We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. You are free to manage this via your browser setting at any time or through the find out more link.
Find out more
Cookie Portal
Manage and find out more about the cookies used on this website.
View Cookie Settings
Read Cookie Policy

Accept All Cookies and Close
Close Without Saving
< Back
This website has 4 types of cookies:
Your preferences will not take affect until the "save and close" button is clicked. To view our cookie policy please click here.
Strictly Necessary Cookies Used to help you move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, it will be very hard to use the website.
Analytical/Performance Cookies Used to anonymously track visitors around the website so that we can improve your experience.
Functional Cookies Allows the website to remember your preferences and personalised your experience.
Targeted Marketing Cookies Allows adverts you see to be targeted to you and your interests.
Save and Close
< Back
< Back
Cookie Policy
< Back

Salting routes

Salting routes

We have a total of 57 salting routes.  We operate 62 machines with ploughs plus two mini gritters.

All routes on the salting network are treatable in a maximum of 3 hours.

Salting routes consists of

  • ’A’ roads that Essex Highways are responsible for. This excludes the A12, the A120 and part of the A130 which are administered by other organisations
  • ‘B’ roads
  • The access route to the main settlement of a Parish of 50 or more households not already on the precautionary salting route
  • Roads served by at least 4 public bus services per day for 5 days per week or more 
  • Roads that link sites of national importance (e.g. airports, ports, fuel refineries etc.) to the main salting network
  • We also include roads which allow ambulance and fire stations access to the main salting network


To view the salting routes go to our Highways Information Map below and zoom into the area you wish to see.  

Salting routes and domain map

Our full Highways Information Map is also available which has additional layers and has an address search facility. Once you have confirmed you have read the terms and conditions please enable the Winter category to see the salt bin locations and salting routes.