Grass Highway Verges
Properly maintained verges are important for driver and pedestrian safety.
In West Lothian, grassed verges on public roads in rural areas are cut up to 3 times per year to a single width of the cutting machine, which is approximately one metre wide.
The aim is to optimise road width and to maintain visibility splays, particularly at junctions and entrances to premises.
The council has an agreement with the Scottish Wildlife Trust in respect of some short sections of the road verge that the Trust consider to be of conservation value because of their rich flora. These particular verges are only cut once per year at the end of the growing season.
Should you note problems with impaired visibility at road junctions please contact our Customer Services on 01506 775000 or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The M8 and the M9 Motorways are managed and maintained by BEAR Scotland.
Issues regarding litter picking and verge cutting operations on the motorways can be reported directly to them on 0800 028 14 14 or by visiting their website http://www.se.bearscot.com/ (new window)
Frequently Asked Questions
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Generally, the grass on verges is cut 3 times per year
In most instances the hedges adjacent to roads are the responsibility of the adjoining owner or occupier. These hedges should be cut annually to prevent obstruction or interference with the road and to minimise the risk of damage or injury to road users or their vehicles.