England’s motorways and major A-roads form something called the Strategic Road Network – more than 4,300 miles of high speed road maintained and operated by Highways England.
It is one of the world’s most advanced road networks carrying 4 million road users every day, and 1 billion tonnes of freight every year. It is a vital part of our social and economic infrastructure, connecting people with communities, connecting workers with jobs, and helping businesses thrive.
When an incident stops traffic flowing, rest assured that one of our main objectives is to deal with the incident as quickly and safely as possible, to get the carriageway flowing freely again so you can resume your journey. Highways England’s CLEAR initiative shows how we collaborate with other emergency responders to achieve this.