The National Traffic Control Centre collects real-time information on road conditions.
We are currently piloting a new map based tool to help you find road projects. Please let us know what you think
In this section you can find out more about how we manage and maintain these roads and plan for the future
This framework sets out how we, together with the Department for Transport, manage and deliver major road improvement projects.
Helpful ways to access the latest traffic information when you need it.
How We Manage Our Roads
We are responsible for the operation and stewardship of the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport. The strategic road network consists of motorways and major trunk roads; other roads in England are managed by local authorities.
Please note that this website only contains information about the roads we manage.
Our road network is valued at over £81 billion. It carries a third of all road traffic in England and two thirds of all heavy freight traffic, providing a vital service to commerce and industry and to the lives of individuals and communities.
- View a map of our network
- View real time traffic information for our network only using our Traffic England service
- Search for a particular road project using the Road Projects search.
- Find out who manages other roads in England by visiting the Local Government Association website
- Looking for a road in Scotland or Wales? Trunk roads and motorways in Scotland are the responsibility of Transport Scotland; those in Wales of the Welsh Assembly Government.
The primary functions of the Highways Agency are to manage traffic, tackle congestion, provide information to road users and improve safety and journey time reliability, whilst respecting and minimising the adverse impact on the environment. Find out more about our formal aim, objectives and values
In this section you can find out more about how we manage and maintain these roads and plan for the future.
Find out more about how we manage and maintain our roads and the roles played by the different Directorates.