roadworks.org

Transforming communication of roadworks and traffic disruptions

Flexible and intuitive

roadworks.org is the most comprehensive source of roadworks and traffic disruption information in the UK.

It enables better planning and coordination of activities that cause disruption to traffic and residents, reducing congestion and keeping the fully public informed.

 

Roadworks

View & share, anywhere

roadworks.org is the most comprehensive source of roadworks, road closures and other live and planned traffic disruption information in the UK. 

Optimised for tablets and smartphones for use 'on the go' by the public and at the roadside by operational users, roadworks.org

  • provides data and tools for Local Authorities, utilities and contractors to coordinate and plan roadworks, reducing road space occupancy and congestion 
  • enables Highway Authorities to publish up-to-date information using a cost efficient common platform, which can be integrated into their own services
  • is the single, authoritative source of current and planned roadworks and traffic disruption information for the travelling public, road users and professional stakeholders, including streetworks teams, traffic management officers, emergency services and the haulage industry 

More than 6,000 new roadworks start in Britain every day. Elgin collects data from Local and National Highway Authorities and other streetworks systems and automatically publishes the information on roadworks.org. It is the only source of both national and local roadworks and road closures 

The data is updated, from real-time to no longer than every 30 minutes and is widely syndicated through other websites and sat-nav services. roadworks.org has enabled the public to self-serve over 16 million enquiries on roadworks in the past 12 months.

 

What's on the map?

More than a map of roadworks: It provides accurate, up-to-date information on incidents, road closures and other issues affecting traffic on UK roads, as well as live public transport timetables and a host of other information.

  • Current and planned roadworks

  • Live traffic congestion, incidents and accidents

  • Road closures, diversion routes and a wide range of other temporary traffic interventions

  • Public events affecting the roads

  • Live information from traffic cameras and traffic information signs

  • Bus stops, train stations and other public transport points with timetabled and live departure information

  • Operational data for streetworks professionals including National Street Gazetteer, winter gritting routes, Section 58 Restrictions and a host of other data layers

  • Follow specific disruptions affecting your local neighbourhood, commute or other specified area with self-service user email or SMS (coming soon) alerts

Where can I see the map?

Widely accessible and free-to-view, roadworks.org is the one of the most visited and the largest syndicated network of roadworks and traffic management information in the UK. It can be embedded into third party web pages and currently features on the roadworks and travel sections of over 100 websites.

See a list of who embeds our map.

Want to embed the roadworks.org map? See our embedding guide in the Support User Guides section

The Embedded Map Code Generator can be found here

Where does the data come from?

roadworks.org is the national roadworks database. 170 of the 175 Local Highway Authorities of England and Wales contribute data, along with the strategic Highways Agencies of England, Wales and Scotland and metropolitan transport authorities.

Our public sector partners contribute official roadworks information and often road closures and diversions, live incidents and other information relevant to road users.

roadworks.org is the only source to combine roadworks and traffic disruptions across the local and strategic road networks. 

  • Local Highway Authorities (see Data Coverage Matrix)
  • Highways England
  • Transport Scotland
  • Traffic Wales
  • Transport for London
  • Network Rail
  • Gas, water, electricity and telecomms utility companies

 

Providing a common map platform, roadworks.org underpins all of our operational tools – available in the roadworks.org Pro environment – which support professional users planning and coordinating roadworks, creating traffic management and signage plans and communicating information to the public.

 

Our national coverage

Selected contributors

“roadworks.org is a phenomenal piece of technology which is being continually enhanced by Elgin to include the very latest functionality. It has opened the door for us to working more smartly when planning our works and engaging with the communities we serve more easily.”

Graham Bond, Streetworks Manager

Wales & West Utilities

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Intelligent Data

roadworks published on roadworks.org in the last 12 months

enquiries on roadworks.org in the last 12 months

unique visits to roadworks.org in the last 12 months