Road conditions

Data and statistics about the condition of roads.

For information on road lengths, please visit this web page.

Road condition statistics

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

The statistics are drawn from a number of sources, including SCANNER surveys (machine surveys of local authorities’ classified roads), TRACS surveys (machine surveys of the National Highways road network), manual surveys of unclassified roads, and skidding resistance surveys.

Road condition information on current and previous road condition statistics are available.

About the road condition data and reports

All road condition statistics for England are 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.

Statistics for Scotland, Wales are published separately by the Scottish and Welsh Governments respectively.

Published 27 June 2013
Last updated 23 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. Road conditions in England to March 2023 added.

  2. Road conditions in England to March 2022 report added.

  3. Road conditions in England to March 2020 and March 2021 added.

  4. Road lengths in Great Britain 2020 added to collection.

  5. Collection page updated for the Road lengths in Great Britain 2019 report.

  6. Collection page updated for 'Road conditions in England to March 2019'.

  7. New statistics release published - Road lengths in Great Britain: 2018.

  8. New release published.

  9. New release published.

  10. New release published.

  11. New release published.

  12. New road conditions report published.

  13. New road condition release published.

  14. National statistics section updated.

  15. First published.