National Statistics

Road lengths in Great Britain: 2017

Road length statistics for all publicly maintained roads in Great Britain for the year 2017. This covers all centrally and locally managed roads.


Road lengths in Great Britain: 2017 data tables

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Road length statistics for Great Britain.

The total road length for 2017 was estimated to be:

  • 246,700 miles

By road type:

  • major roads accounted for 12.7% of total road length
  • minor roads accounted for 87.3% of total road length

in Great Britain in 2017.

Statistics on road length do not reflect alterations to the width or number of lanes on sections of road. For an indication of upgrades or improvements of this kind being completed on the Strategic Road Network in England, please refer to separately published statistics in Table RDE0104.

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Road length statistics

Published 5 July 2018