Data APIs

National roadworks and traffic disruption data to power a wide range of applications.


Elgin aggregates data across the strategic and local road networks for the whole of Great Britain, bringing together data from over 200 public authorities and a similar number of utility companies and public events organisers.

Our aggregated dataset is unique, incorporating a national archive of historic roadworks, currently active disruptions including roadworks, incidents and public events, though to planned disruption information giving advanced notice of roadworks up to 3 months in the future.

Elgin’s Roadworks and Traffic Disruptions API provides access to current and planned roadworks, incidents, major public events and temporary traffic management such as road closures, diversion routes, lane closures, etc. 

The categories of data available are: live incidents, roadworks and temporary traffic management interventions.

  • Live Incidents - near-real-time information about major traffic disruptions on the strategic road network.
  • Roadworks - information about all current and planned roadworks on all roads.
  • Traffic Management Interventions - information about traffic managememnt interventions such as road closures, diversion routes, contrflows, etc.

For more detail on each data category, including coverage, source, latency, location accuracy and geography, please download the Data Services product sheet here.

The data is available as a SOAP API conforming to the DATEX-II standard. A full specification for the data schema and for the DATEX-II API can be provided on request.

If you would like to know more about accessing Elgin Data APIs please contact us.