Report an obstruction on the road

Report obstructions on the road, such as mud, illegal signs, overhanging tree branches, hedges, builders skips or scaffolding, to the local council or National Highways.

Local roads

Contact the local council to report obstructions on local roads.

You can also tell your council about blockages of public rights of way.

For example SW1A 2AA

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What you need to know

  • Available in England and Wales only

Major roads in England

Contact National Highways if the obstruction is on a motorway or an A road they manage in England.

Major roads in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

Traffic Scotland
0800 028 1414
24 hours, 7 days a week

Traffic Wales
0300 123 1213
24 hours, 7 days a week
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In Northern Ireland, contact the Department for Regional Development.