Salt supplies in place to treat Limerick's road network

Monday 2nd November 2015: Limerick City and County Council says it has "sufficient" supplies of rock salt to treat the City and County’s regional and national roads during the coming winter. 

Salt supplies in place to treat Limerick's road network

Limerick City and County Council says it has "sufficient" supplies of rock salt to treat the City and County’s regional and national roads during the coming winter. 1680 tonnes of rock salt are currently in storage at the local authority’s Depot/Maintenance facilities.

Salt stocks will also be drawn down by the Council during the winter from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the NRA) and the Department of Transport (DTTAS).

Further stocks will be available if required in an emergency situation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland's strategic salt reserve.

Limerick City and County Council's fleet of salt spreader trucks will facilitate road treatment operations during the winter season.

Salt stocks will be used to treat strategic National (excluding the Motorway Network) and Non-National Routes around Limerick during the winter season. Limerick's motorway network will be treated directly by contractors on behalf of TII, which assumed responsibility for the National Motorway Network in 2013.

 

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