Over 165 local authorities and national agencies have pooled together their data sets to support the re-launch of Roadworks.org, a free-to-view national website that provides up-to-date roadwork locations and congestion information for drivers.
The Roadworks.org site is managed by transport information company Elgin. The service is hoped to save local governments millions of pounds, as the integration of national information into one source will lower costs.
The platform is based upon Google Maps, implementing a self-service system for traffic notifications and is intended to be accessed both by the general public and highways service professionals.
The redesign has aimed to give the website a mobile-friendly interface presenting live data on congestion, traffic incidents, closures, traffic restrictions and major public events provided by local council data sets and supplemented by other sources.
Additional information is to be provided from organisations such as Traffic Wales, the Highways Agency and Transport for London.
Elgin said it has been working on the development of Roadworks.org for several years. It forms part of a policy to support public traffic information with a digital service to give users up to the minute traffic alerts rather than relying on physical signs on the roadside.