Introduction to Motorways and Trunk Roads

Motorways and Trunk roads in Great Britain, often referred to together as the Strategic Road Network, are the key routes across the country that play such a vital role in keeping the country moving.

Because of their strategic importance, they are managed centrally by each country through single bodies / organisations:

Using road length data for Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) from 2012, below we take a look at some of the key facts and figures that help us to build an understanding of this asset. ┬áThen, by combining road length with cost and congestion data, amongst other things, we’ll be able to get a more detailed view on how these roads are managed to meet the country’s needs.

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