Official Statistics

Road conditions in England: 2017

Road condition statistics on local authority roads and Highways England managed roads in England.


Road conditions in England: 2017 tables

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Statistics on the condition of roads in England, as well as other aspects of highways maintenance for 2017.

The data comes from multiple sources including Highways England, Local Authorities, and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Some data from local authorities form part of the Single Data List, making the provision of data a mandatory requirement.

In the financial year ending 2017, local authorities reported that:

  • 3% of their local ‘A’ road network should be considered for maintenance
  • 6% of their ‘B’ and ‘C’ road network in England should have been considered for maintenance

Both of these were the same as in the financial year ending 2016, and represent a gradual improvement over the last 5 years. By contrast, local authority managed unclassified roads have not seen the same improvement over this period.

Of the roads managed by Highways England:

  • 2% of motorways should have been considered for maintenance
  • 4% of ‘A’ roads should have been considered for maintenance

A new interactive map has been published. It presents information on the proportion of local authority managed ‘A’ roads and ‘B’ and ‘C’ roads that should have been considered for maintenance. The map also covers data for earlier years.

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Published 18 January 2018