Gritting Priority Levels
With the resources available to us, it is not possible to treat every road in the city. Therefore a priority treated network has been established based upon national guidance and recommendations issued to councils by the government. Our network is divided into three priorities:
PRIORITY LEVEL 1
The Priority One Road Network consists of the major roads within the city.
PRIORITY LEVEL 2
The Priority Two Road Network includes other roads with heavy traffic, which are an essential part of Birmingham's Network.
PRIORITY LEVEL 3
The Priority Three Road Network consists of other busy local roads, important routes identified by the Emergency Services', all frequent bus routes, main access routes to large residential areas and important commuter routes.
Overall, this priority treated network covers 1200 kilometres (708 miles), which is nearly 50% of the total length of all our roads within the City. This is about the distance from Birmingham to the South of France!