How it affects England's motorways and trunk roads
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We aim to tackle congestion by providing access to information that enables people to make smarter travel choices.
Helpful ways to access the latest traffic information when you need it.
You can now stay in touch with our latest information and traffic updates on the move thanks to our mobile website service and new iPhone app.
Not all of us have access to a computer throughout the day to check the latest traffic conditions. So by providing information ready-made for mobiles and hand-held devices, you can now access our key information services when you are away from a computer.
We are dedicated to making your journey as safe and reliable as possible. Where delays occur we want to make sure that you can access information quickly and easily.
If you have an iPhone you can now take advantage of our free travel news app. The app allows you to check how the traffic is flowing on motorways and major A roads in England before you begin your journey. You can also listen to Traffic Radio in a particular region. We only provide information for roads that we manage within England, which are detailed within our Network Maps.
Official data is collected from thousands of vehicle monitors, CCTV and patrol reports to show where the Highways Agency network is flowing well and to keep you up-to-date with traffic incidents as they break throughout the day.
The travel information covers unplanned incidents such as accidents and congestion, plus lane closures and other restrictions due to improvement works.
You can download the free app by going to the iTunes store or by searching for 'Highways Agency'.
See our FAQs for more information about the app.
iPhone app features
The app will home in on your current location to give you the traffic news when and where you need it. You can also search by different regions so you can quickly access detailed information relevant to your journey;
Breaking News Headlines
Major traffic Breaking News incidents, latest traffic headlines and top stories are updated throughout the day;
Current Traffic Incidents
Receive information on the latest unplanned incidents on our network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Incidents can be selected by region/road;
Planned Roadworks Events
All of our planned (current and future) road maintenance and improvement schemes are listed and can be filtered by region or road;
The app allows you to listen to the regional feed of digital Traffic Radio, broadcasting 24/7 and updated every ten minutes at peak times. Information is supplied direct from the Highways Agency's National Traffic Control Centre.
Highways Agency on your mobile
Our mobile service allows you to access information when you most need it. You can now stay in touch with the latest news and traffic developments that affect your journey as they break, 24-7. We have selected our key information services that are frequently updated throughout the day, presented in a format that is best suited for everyday mobile use.
Current Traffic Incidents
This lists the latest unplanned incidents on our network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can select incidents by region or road;
Planned Roadworks & Events
All of our current and future road maintenance and improvement schemes are listed and can be searched by region or road;
If your phone is compatible, you can stream our latest radio service by Mp3, with dedicated regional feeds.
The Met Office provides Weather reports during the Autumn and Winter periods when adverse weather conditions affect road journeys across our road network.
Traffic News Headlines
Our latest traffic headlines and top stories are updated throughout the day.
About the HA
There are also details about the work we do, the roads we manage and details of how to contact us.
How do I get it?
If you can access the internet from your mobile, simply type in the web address www.highways.gov.uk/mobile from your mobile browser. We recommend that you bookmark this address or add it to your favourites so you can access the service quickly next time. Your mobile network provider may charge you for accessing the internet, so please check.
We'd welcome your feedback about this information or any other aspect of our services.
Please contact our information line on 0300 123 5000 and let us know what you think.
Please remember: NEVER use a mobile phone while driving