Travel Time Reporting Tool

We’re committed to sharing more information about the performance of our road network with you

One of the ways we're doing this is through our travel time reporting tool, which uses historic travel time information to help you make the best use of our roads.

Access the travel time reporting tool

This tool doesn't show live traffic information. Visit our Travel updates section for details of planned road closure and active traffic alerts on our network. For live travel updates and alerts, please visit Traffic England.

Development and consultation

This is our first step in sharing detailed performance data of our road network. We'll be using this tool to gather stakeholder feedback through 2022.

We'll use this feedback to produce the next, improved version of the tool for release in the future.

How to use the tool

Select road links from a map of our network. A road link is a section of our network, typically between on and off slip roads.

Click a road link on the map to call up historic travel time information for that section of road, including a summary of annual performance.

You can view travel time data by:

  • average delay
  • total delay
  • reliability
  • average speed

Our technical guidance gives you more information about these metrics. Each metric gives a different perspective on how our roads are performing.

The tool contains data from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. This was the first year we used these travel time metrics as an official measure of our performance.

If you would like to download the raw data which feeds into the tool, please visit the National Highways open data page.

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

The number of journeys on our network decreased significantly in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020–21, average traffic levels were less than 70% of levels in previous years.

How we use travel time metrics

Travel time metrics help us develop the Route Strategies that underpin our future investment planning process. They help us identify the places on our network where investment will deliver most benefit.

You'll find more information about travel times on our network and our strategy for minimising delay in our report: Managing delay on the Strategic Road Network.