National Statistics

Road lengths in Great Britain: 2010

Road length estimates for Great Britain in 2010.

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Road lengths in Great Britain: 2010 report

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Road lengths in Great Britain: 2010 tables

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Road lengths in Great Britain: 2010 CSV tables

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Detail

In 2010:

  • the total road length was estimated to be 245,000 miles. This is an increase of nearly 2.5 thousand miles (1.0%) over the ten years from 2000
  • minor roads made up 87.3% of total road length, with motorways and ‘A’ roads accounting for 0.9% and 11.8% respectively
  • despite accounting for only 12.7% of road length in 2010, major roads (motorways and ‘A’ roads) accounted for 64.1% of road traffic
  • 76.4% of the road length was in England, with 15.0% in Scotland and 8.6% in Wales

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