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Winter Service Plan 2011-2012

Kilkenny Local Authorities

The Councils of the County and City Of Kilkenny
Comhairlí Chontae agus Chathair Chill Chainnigh

Winter Service Plan 2011 -2012

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October 2011

A3 Purpose and Scope

The purpose and scope of this document is to identify the processes, procedures and key personnel employed by Kilkenny County Council in the delivery of winter maintenance services throughout County Kilkenny.

A4 Winter Maintenance Policy

Motorists have a general duty of care to consider prevailing weather and road conditions when planning and/or undertaking journeys across the public road network.

Kilkenny County Council will seek to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the prevention of ice formation and of snow accumulation on Priority 1 Routes (Red Routes).

Kilkenny County Council will seek to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the prevention of ice formation and of snow accumulation on Priority 2 Routes (Blue Routes).

In extreme weather events and/or in circumstances requiring resource prioritisation Priority 1 Routes will take precedence over Priority 2 Routes in terms of the allocation of available resources.

Kilkenny County Council will provide periodic winter maintenance services on Priority 3 Routes (Green Routes). Such services will only be provided on selected occasions associated with the anticipation of particularly severe weather conditions. Road-users must not assume that pre-salting services have been provided to the Priority 3Network.

Mobilisation and Treatment times are detailed in Table A4.1 below. In the case of Priority 1 and 2 Routes, notification of the intention to commence pre-salting services is required a minimum of five to six hours in advance of the predicted time of ice formation

Table A4.1
Treatment RoutePriority 1Priority 2Priority 3
Mobilisation Time1hr1hr2hr
Treatment Time4hr4hr4hr

A5 Winter Maintenance Route Mapping Schedule

The following list in Table A5.1 sets out the drawings which indicate the Priority 1, 2 and 3 Routes for Winter Maintenance. The mapping for Priority 1, 2 and 3 Routes is contained in the Appendices.

Table A5.1 Winter Maintenance Route Mapping Schedule
Drawing No.Drawing NameDateView
KCC-WM-01Priority 1 & 2 RoutesSept. 2011Prority 1 and 2 Routes
(1 MB)
KCC-WM-02Route A1 Central RouteSept. 2011Route A1 Central Route
(0.65 MB)
KCC-WM-03Route A2 Central RouteSept. 2011Route A2 Central Route
(0.69 MB)
KCC-WM-04Route B Southern RouteSept. 2011Route B Southern Route
(0.57 MB)
KCC-WM-05Route C Northern RouteSept. 2011Route C Northern Route
(0.54 MB)
KCC-WM-06Route D (Priority 2 - R712, R713 & R448)Sept. 2011Route D (Priority 2 - R712, R713 & R448)
(0.35 MB)
KCC-WMP3-01Priority 3 Route Kilkenny AreaSept. 2011Priority 3 Route Kilkenny Area
(0.6MB)
KCC-WMP3-02Priority 3 Route Castlecomer AreaOctober 2011Priority 3 Route Castlecomer Area
(0.7 MB)
KCC-WMP3-03Priority 3 Route Callan AreaOctober 2011Priority 3 Route Callan Area
(0.78 MB)
KCC-WMP3-04Priority 3 Route Newrath AreaOctober 2011Priority 3 Routes Newrath Area
(0.5 MB)
KCC-WMP3-05Priority 3 Route Thomastown AreaOctober 2011Priority 3 Route Thomastown Area
(0.73 MB)

A6 Duty Rosters

The duty rosters for Kilkenny Local Authority staff assigned to the winter service plan are contained in Tables A6.1 and A6.2 below

Table A6.1 Duty Engineers Roster
Duty EngineerPeriod
Philippe Beubry17/10/11 - 30/10/11
Simon Walton31/10/11 - 13/11/11
Ian Gardner14/11/11 - 27/11/11
Tony Lauhoff28/11/11 - 11/12/11
Philippe Beubry12/12/11 - 18/12/11
Simon Walton19/12/11 - 25/12/11
Tony Lauhoff26/12/11 - 1/1/12
Ian Gardner2/1/12 - 8/1/12
Philippe Beubry9/1/12 - 15/1/12
Simon Walton16/1/12 - 22/1/12
Ian Gardner23/1/12 - 29/1/12
Tony Lauhoff30/1/12 - 5/2/12
Philippe Beubry6/2/12 - 12/2/12
Simon Walton13/2/12 - 19/2/12
Ian Gardner20/2/12 - 26/2/12
Tony Lauhoff27/2/12 - 4/3/12
Philippe Beubry5/3/12 - 18/3/12
Simon Walton19/3/12 - 1/4/12
Ian Gardner2/4/12 - 8/4/12
Tony Lauhoff9/4/12 - 13/4/12
Table A6.2 Drivers and Fitters Roster
Drivers Fitters  Period
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeDeclan Lawlor/Andy Cleere17/10/11 – 23/10/11
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaPat Kavanagh/James Fenlon24/10/11 – 30/10/11
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeJacko Foley/Declan Lawlor31/10/11 – 6/11/11
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaAndy Cleere/Pat Kavanagh7/11/11 – 13/11/11
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeJames Fenlon/Jacko Foley14/11/11 – 20/11/11
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaDeclan Lawlor/Andy Cleere21/11/11 – 27/11/11
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadePat Kavanagh/James Fenlon28/11/11 – 4/12/11
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaJacko Foley/Declan Lawlor5/12/11 – 11/12/11
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeAndy Cleere/Pat Kavanagh12/12/11 – 18/12/11
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaJames Fenlon/Jacko Foley19/12/11 – 25/12/11
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeDeclan Lawlor/Andy Cleere26/12/11 – 1/1/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaPat Kavanagh/James Fenlon2/1/12 – 8/1/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeJacko Foley/Declan Lawlor9/1/12 – 15/1/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaAndy Cleere/Pat Kavanagh16/1/12 - 22/1/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeJames Fenlon/Jacko Foley23/1/12 – 29/1/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaDeclan Lawlor/Andy Cleere30/1/12 – 5/2/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadePat Kavanagh/James Fenlon6/2/12 – 12/2/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaJacko Foley/Declan Lawlor13/2/12 – 19/2/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeAndy Cleere/Pat Kavanagh20/2/12 – 26/2/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaJames Fenlon/Jacko Foley27/2/12 – 4/3/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeDeclan Lawlor/Andy Cleere5/3/12 – 11/3/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaPat Kavanagh/James Fenlon12/3/12 – 18/3/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeJacko Foley/Declan Lawlor19/3/12 – 25/3/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaAndy Cleere/Pat Kavanagh26/3/12 – 1/4/12
D. Dooley, B. Dowling, B. Harrison, T. Madigan, M. ReadeJames Fenlon/Jacko Foley2/4/12 – 8/4/12
Ml. Neary, M. Foley, J. Byrne, C. Killian, G. O'SheaDeclan Lawlor/Andy Cleere9/4/12 – 13/4/12

A8 Decision Matrix

The Duty Engineer will inspect the forecast system daily from approximately 2pm or as soon thereafter as the Met Eireann forecast has been received. The decision matrix normally consists of the following;

Table A8.1 Decision Matrix
ForecastPre- Salting
> 1 degree C predicted across the networkNo
< 0 degrees C predicted across the network together with moisture/precipitation existing or predictedYes, decision made by 3pm and drivers/fitters notified of intent to pre-salt. Target a final instruction to treat at least 5 hours in advance of predicted time of ice formation
< 1 > 0 degrees predicted across the network in conjunction with moisture/precipitation existing or predictedMonitor regularly from 2pm until sufficient information is to hand for decision. Target a final instruction to treat at least 5 hours in advance of predicted time of ice formation
< 1 > 0 degrees predicted across the network in conjunction with dry conditions, both existing and predictedMonitor regularly from 2pm until sufficient information is to hand for decision. Target a final instruction to treat at least 5 hours in advance of predicted time of ice formation (should treatment be required)

A9 Treatment Matrix

The following outlines the application rates for pre-salting:

  • Pre-salting is provided at a rate of 10g/m2
  • At selected sections of pre-salting routes, application rates may be increased to

reflect localised conditions.

A10 Plant, Vehicles and Equipment

For Priority 1 and 2 Routes Kilkenny County Council operates 5 no. demountable salt spreaders which are permanently mounted on trucks for the duration of the winter maintenance season. Kilkenny County Council also has 2 no. demountable salt spreaders which are permanently mounted on trucks to provide extra cover in the event of a breakdown or extreme conditions. Snow ploughs may be deployed in conjunction with each of the five salt spreaders as required.

For Priority 3 Kilkenny County Council also operates 6 no. demountable salt spreaders and 3 no. towed salt spreaders.

Appendix 1 - Priority 1 & Priority 2 Treatment Routes

Appendix 2 - Priority 3 Treatment Routes

 

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