THE number of roads gritted across Essex will have to be reduced because of new government rules.

Essex County Council’s fleet of 65 winter gritting lorries will scale back their operation after the Department For Transport announced it was taking control of grit deliveries from salt mines to local authorities across the country.

The move is to ensure counties with the most snow get as much grit as they need.


These are the roads that will still be gritted by Essex County Council:

All A roads with the following exceptions: A12 (Highways Agency maintained) A120 Birchanger Stansted (M11 Junction) to Parkeston Harwich (Highways Agency maintained) A130 (Howe Green to Rayleigh Spur)

The following B Roads: B184 from A11 Stumps Cross to Chipping Ongar B1383 from A11 Stumps Cross to A120 Bishops Stortford B1052 from Wendens Ambo to Saffron Walden B1053 from Saffron Walden to Braintree B1054 from Radwinter (B1053) to Baythone (A1017) B1051 from Thaxted to Great Stamford B1051 from Stansted Mount Fitchet to Thaxted B1057 from Great Dunmow to Finchingfield B183 Harlow to Hatfield Heath B181 Roydon to Epping B194 from Lower Nazeing to Waltham Abbey B1393 from Loughton to Hastingwood (A414) B181 from Epping to North Weald Bassett (A414) B175 from Stapleford Tawney to Havering Boundary B172 from Wakes Arms to Abridge B170 from Buckhurst Hill to Chigwell B1018 from Braintree to Witham (B1389) B1256 from Rayne to Braintree B1022 from Maldon to Colchester B1023 from Tollesbury to High Street Kelvedon (B1024) between A12 junctions B1025 from Mersey to Colchester B1029 from Brightlingsea to Fratings Green B1033 from Walton-on-the-Naze to Weeley B1336 from Frinton to Walton-on-the-Naze B1035 from Manningtree to Thorpe Le Soken B1018 from A414 Maldon to North Fambridge B1021 from Bradwell to Burnham on Crouch B1010 from North Fambridge to Burnham on Crouch B1012 from North Fambridge to South Woodham Ferrers B1013 Rayleigh to Southend Boundary B148 from Dunton (A127) to Nethermayne B1352 Lawford Mistley and Manningtree B1352 Ramsey to Harwhich Quay B1137 Springfield Road B1007 New London Road B1008 from Essex Regt Way to Great Dunmow B1008 Rectory Lane Chelmsford B1008 New Street Chelmsford B1008 Broomfield Road B1008 Main Road B1002 High Road Ingatestone A12 Junction to A12 Junction Margaretting (Fire Station) 3.

Other Roads Basildon District Langdon High Road Basildon High Road Basildon (A127 to Railway Station)

Braintree District London Road Braintree from A120 to Pierrefitte Way Pierrefitte Way Braintree from B1256 to London Road St Michaels Road Braintree from London Road to South Street South Street Braintree from Junction St Michaels Road to Rose Hill Railway Street Braintree from Junction B1256 to Junction with Rose Hill Podsbrook Road Braintree from A120 to B1256 Colne Road Coggeshall from A120 to St Peter’s Road (fire station) Kings Road Halstead Junction A131 to Parsonage Street Parsonage Street from Kings Road Halstead to Mallows Field Mallows Field Halstead from Junction with Parsonage Street to A1124 Rectory Road Sible Hedingham from Junction with Church Street to A1017

Brentwood District Western Avenue Brentwood (fire station) Sawyer Hall Road Brentwood (ambulance station)

Castle Point District Somnes Avenue, Canvey

Chelmsford District Springfield Road Chelmsford High Bridge Road Chelmsford Market Road Chelmsford Victoria Road South Chelmsford Duke Street Chelmsford Coval Lane Chelmsford (ambulance station) Rainsford Road Chelmsford (bus station) Hospital Approach Road off Broomfield Road Chelmsford (Old A130) Howe Green to Rettendon Turnpike Ferrers Road South Woodham Ferrers from Junction with Inchbonnie Road to B1012

Colchester District Chapel Road Stanway from A1124 to Police Headquarters Halsted Road Lexdon from A1124 to Fire/Ambulance Station Boadecia Way Colchester from Layer Road to Iceni Way to John Kents Avenue Almstead Road Colchester from Tesco Roundabout to Ambulance Station Turner Road Colchester from A134 to Mill Road (Colchester A & E Hospital)

Epping District Oakwood Hill Epping Valley Hill Epping Loughton Way Epping Sewarstone Road Waltham Abbey B194 to A121 Old Station Road Loughton (fire station) Kingston Lane Buckhurst Hill (fire station)

Harlow District First Avenue Harlow Fourth Avenue Harlow Howards Way Harlow from Junction Second Avenue to Junction A414 Tillwicks Road Harlow from Second Avenue to Southern Way Hemstel Road to Hospital Holdings Road to Fire Station

Maldon District Church Road Burnham Albert Road Burnham (part) Queens Road Burnham Spital Road Maldon from A414 to Wentworth Drive (hospital) St Nicholas Road (part) to Tillingham Fire Station Brook Road Tillingham (part)

Rochford District Castle Road Rayleigh (Fire Station) Ashingdon Road Rochford from Southend Boundary to Greensward Lane Greensward Lane from Ashingdon Road Hockley to B1013

Tendring District Marine Parade Clacton from A133 to Clacton Hospital Spring Chase Brightlingsea from B1029 to Fire Station Old Road Clacton from A133 Olivers Road to Wash Lane Walton Parade from High Street to Church Road Connaught Road Frinton from Level Crossing to Fire Station Parkeston Road Parkeston from A120 to Main Road B1352

Uttlesford District Bardfield Road Thaxted to Fire Station Birchanger Lane Stansted (ambulance station)