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Road network size and condition

Information on road network size and condition.

The Department for Transport produces a range of statistics relating to the Great Britain’s road network size and condition:

  • road length statistics
  • road condition statistics

Further information on each of these topics is given below:

Road length statistics

Road length statistics provide estimates of the length of all roads maintained at public expense in Great Britain, by road category and region.

Road condition statistics

Road condition statistics provides information on the condition of local authority road, motorways and trunk roads in England.

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Road condition statistics

Road length statistics

Technical information

Guide to road network size and condition statistics

National statistics

Road length statistics was assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in February 2013.

Assessment report
Letter of confirmation

All road condition statistics published by the department are official statistics. The department’s view is that these statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.

Pre-release access list

The post holders given access to these statistics up to 24 hours prior to release are available in the pre-release access list.

Road network size and condition pre-release access list

See all statistics published by DfT

Road length publications

  1. Road lengths in Great Britain: 2014

    • National Statistics
  2. Road lengths in Great Britain: 2013

    • National Statistics
  3. Road lengths in Great Britain: 2012

    • National Statistics
  4. Road lengths in Great Britain: 2011

    • National Statistics
  5. Road lengths in Great Britain: 2010

    • National Statistics

Road condition publications

  1. Road conditions in England: 2014

    • Official Statistics
  2. Road conditions in England: 2013

    • National Statistics
  3. Road conditions in England: 2012

    • National Statistics
  4. Road conditions in England: 2011

    • National Statistics

Data tables

  1. The condition of local authority managed roads (RDC01)

    • Statistical data set
  2. The condition of trunk roads (RDC02)

    • Statistical data set
  3. Road conditions: Contextual information (RDC03)

    • Statistical data set
  4. Road construction and taxation (RDE01)

    • Statistical data set
  5. Road lengths (miles) (RDL01)

    • Statistical data set
  6. Road lengths (kilometres) (RDL02)

    • Statistical data set