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

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.

Postcode lookup

What you need to know

  • Available in England and Wales only

Major roads in England

Contact Highways England 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
0845 602 6020
24 hours, 7 days a week
Find out about call charges

In Northern Ireland, contact the Department for Regional Development