Find out who is responsible for roadworks on local and major Northern Ireland roads and where you can get information on current, and planned, roadworks.
Local roads, trunk roads and motorways
Roads Service, an executive agency within the Department for Regional Development is responsible for the maintenance of the road infrastructure and work to keep it safe, effective and reliable.
Roads Service provides on-line information on local roadworks and road closures.
Roads Service also has a site (Trafficwatch Northern Ireland) which relays traffic information to the public. This site provides traffic bulletins, news and access to strategically placed traffic cameras.
Understanding roadworks signs
Unsure of your roadworks signs? The Highway Code section features pictures of signs you are likely to encounter at roadworks.
Republic of Ireland
The National Roads Authority (NRA) carries many of the functions of Roads Service, in the Republic of Ireland. You can get up-to-date traffic information on the AA Roadwatch site which is in the list below.
Transport Scotland is responsible for maintaining trunk roads and motorways in Scotland. Traffic Scotland (formerly NADICS) provides up-to-the-minute information about road conditions.
Trunk roads and motorways in England are the responsibility of the Highways Agency. For up-to-date traffic information on roadworks and traffic conditions on motorways and trunk roads visit the Transport Direct website.
You can also get Highways Agency traffic information on your mobile. Simply enter the following link into your mobile's browser:
The Transport Directorate of the Welsh Assembly is responsible for trunk roads and motorways in Wales. Traffic Wales delivers live traffic reports and journey planning advice for major routes across the region via:
- media bulletins
- an information line (0845 602 6020)
- the Traffic Wales website
- Live traffic news from Traffic Wales
- The cost of contacting 08 and 03 telephone numbers (contacts section)