Mobile services

We provide a range of mobile services designed to allow you to stay in touch with our latest information and traffic updates on the move.

iPhone/Android/Windows app

We’ve launched free traffic information apps for Android, iPhone/iPad and Windows mobile devices.

You can download the apps from the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play Store or Windows Phone Store.

Check how the traffic is flowing on motorways and major A-roads in England with official information live from the National Highways Traffic Control Centre.

The app uses your current location to give you the traffic news when and where you need it. Plan your journey, reduce congestion, lower emissions and arrive safe and less frustrated.

Official data is collected from thousands of vehicle monitors, CCTV and patrol reports to show where the National Highways network is flowing well and to keep you up-to-date with traffic incidents as they break throughout the day.

The information covers unplanned incidents such as accidents and congestion, plus lane closures and other restrictions due to improvement works. Advance notice of future essential roadworks is given wherever possible.

Key features

Road Ahead

Enter your journey and the app will provide a view of the road ahead – updated as you travel or just let the app look at the roads around you. Configure what you want to see and hear from the app via the extensive setting features.

Regional Locator

All current and planned traffic incidents on our network are listed based upon your current regional location, so you can quickly access detailed information relevant to your journey.

Breaking News Headlines

Major traffic breaking news incidents, latest traffic headlines and top stories updated throughout the day.

Current Traffic Incidents

The latest unplanned incidents on our network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Incidents can be selected by region and road.

Planned Roadworks and Events

All of our planned (current and future) road maintenance and improvement schemes are listed and can be filtered by region or road.

Mobile traffic website

Our mobile traffic website has been updated and optimised for use on all mobile platforms and tablets, providing regular updates about the status of our road network and providing the best possible experience to users accessing our information on smaller screens.

Find our mobile site at from your web-enabled mobile handset.

The mobile traffic site provides access to the following key information services:

  • Traffic breaking news and live updates to incidents as soon as they appear across our road network.
  • Current and planned roadworks listed by road, region and county.
  • User location feature providing targeted information based upon your current network location.
  • Motorway Traffic Flow provides real time average speed information between junctions on our motorways.
  • CCTV Images provide static images from CCTV cameras across our network.