Access Road Services

Access Road Services

An access road (also known as a frontage road, service road or parallel road) is a small local road running parallel to a higher-speed road. Access roads are often used to provide access to private driveways, shops, houses, industries or farms, and can be found on most factories and industrial complexes, and especially on building sites, hospitals and other large areas. An access road has a vital flow function as the road stretches, and an access function at the intersections; the surface needs to be be 100% safe to travel over for all forms of vehicle that use the access road. That's where GRITIT comes in.

There is in fact little specific data on accidents on access roads, but given the UK's severe winter in 2017/2018, needless to say these are critical infrastructure roads that need to be well maintained and accessible at all times for operations to continue 24/7. Snow clearance and brown salt gritting should be the minimum service for your access roads, although GRITIT's ground maintenance services can also help prevent problems throughout the year.

Why use GRITIT?

“ ...GRITIT's mission is to ensure that your critical operations are never interrupted, that you continue to maximize the value of and revenue from your infrastructure, and that the state of your infrastructure never causes you any reputational damage or legal claims

Jason Petsch, CEO  

Access Road Gritting

GRITIT uses specialist transport forecasting services and location specific models to automatically trigger service on our own control software. Close monitoring of access road surface temperatures and gritting before the ice can form on the access road is a tried and tested solution for the highest levels of risk management. GRITIT has the largest dedicated private fleet of gritting vehicles in the UK, with trained and accredited local teams who know and understand your roads and the local road layout knowledge, climate and topography that makes your area so unique. If your access road is the neglected cousin of your facility, then GRITIT offers you a market leading 365/365 maintenance solution for complete peace of mind.


Access Road De-Icing

Pro-active gritting of your access road means there will be far fewer times when the access road needs to be de-iced as the salt is spread before road temperatures reach zero degrees when water freezes. Additional call outs can quickly deal with any ice that has formed from escaped water or where later heavy precipitation has washed away the salt. If it is an especially cold night and your access road has already been gritted, then GRITIT will come back just before opening and ensure that we also de-ice after a hard frost in the morning. Choose access road gritting as a continuous service or choose on-demand access road gritting - your call. All part of the GRITIT service. Access roads do not tend to have their visual look as a priority, and brown gritting salt and snow clearance rather than snow removal would be recommended solutions.


Access Road Snow Clearance

GRITIT's pedestrian and mechanical clearance services ensure you have safe access roads throughout your facility when you open for business and during the day. Or, 24/7 for critical access roads in heavy use - just tell us what you require.


Access Road Tarmac Repair

Potholes are on the up - the RAC recently reported a 31% increase in pothole-related faults attended by its patrols in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year. With a bad winter in 2017/2018, your access road tarmac may have a scruffy corner that needs tending now rather than later. Thing is, they're only going to get worse, so have the pothole fixed today rather than face very expensive tarmac patching later in the year... and a much bigger bill! Be prepared for these by using a contractor such as GRITIT who has the correct equipment available for immediate use. 


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