Official Statistics

Road conditions in England to March 2018

Statistics on road conditions for local authority roads in England and Highways England managed roads.

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Road conditions in England to March 2018 tables

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Information on the condition of roads in England, as well as other aspects of highways maintenance for year ending March 2018.

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 March 2018, local authorities reported that:

  • 3% of the local their ‘A’ road network
  • 6% of their ‘B’ and ‘C’ road network
  • 17% of their unclassified road network

in England should have been considered for maintenance. These figures are in line with the previous year.

Of the roads managed by Highways England:

  • 4% of motorways
  • 6% of ‘A’ roads

should have been considered for maintenance in the financial year ending 2018. This was an increase from the previous year. However, Highways England reached their (95%) performance target for road condition in the financial year ending March 2018, due to an improvement in skidding resistance.

An updated interactive map has been published alongside this release. It presents information on the proportion of local authority managed ‘A’ roads, and ‘B’ and ‘C’ roads combined, that should have been considered for maintenance for the financial year ending 2018. The map also covers data for earlier years.

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Published 31 January 2019