The Highways Agency are responsible for England's strategic road network - managing traffic, tackling congestion, informing road users, improving safety, minimising adverse impact on the environment and more.
They offer a range of services, including those below.
Traffic England Website
Traffic information services providing real time information for events on the network including the Variable Message Signs (VMS).
Use the Traffic Forecaster
Download RSS feeds from the Highways Agency
Highways Agency Information Line
Automated Traffic Information Line: 08700 660 115
Telephone: 0300 123 5000
Use this to plan journeys using other methods of transport, also showing CO2 levels for different forms of transport.
As we head in to winter, the Highways Agency is urging road users to make sure they are prepared.
The Camping and Caravanning Club is supporting an awareness initiative by the Highways Agency which encourages drivers to be prepared and help themselves to avoid unnecessary delays where they can.
This years ‘Make Time for Winter’ campaign emphasises the need for you to take responsibility for your own journey preparations this winter, and to consider whether your journey is essential. If you need to travel there are some simple steps that can reduce the risk of being caught out;
Are you prepared? – Is your vehicle ready for winter?
- Check your vehicle and caravan/trailer are ready for winter
- Always carry your emergency kit
- Be alert – road conditions may change, drive with care, and allow our crews the time and space required to keep the network clear for you
Are you informed? – Have you checked the traffic and weather before you set off?
Just a few minutes checking before you leave can make all the difference to your journey.
Remember it’s not only snow and ice that can affect journeys during the winter season, but strong winds, heavy rain and thick fog too! To help plan your journey the Highways Agency provides up-to-the-minute information on winter traffic conditions.
You can find these on:
- Highways Agency’s website
- The Agency’s iPhone ‘app’ and mobile website
- Highways Agency Information Line, telephone 0300 123 5000
- Highways Agency’s social media – Twitter channel @winterhighways and FaceBook
- Local radio and TV broadcasts
- Met Office website
For more information on the Agency’s winter campaign, its journey planning and information services, a POWDERY checklist for checking your vehicle and list of items to carry in your emergency kit, visit the Highways Agency’s website.