We’re responsible for maintenance and repairs on 4,300 miles of motorway and major A-roads. We do around two thirds of our roadworks at night, as there are fewer people driving on the roads. We also monitor the roads 24-7 using our Traffic Officer Service - supporting emergency services and attending incidents. Watch this video to find out more about overnight roadworks and see our different teams working at night to keep you moving.
Every year road workers are killed and injured on the nations roads while doing their job to try and keep the nation going and improve the facilities we have, if it is from a safety scheme, cutting the verge or replacing a burst pipe these jobs are all essential to help improve the standard of life of the whole population.
This resource looks to supply a suite of material that can be used to raise awareness of the issues and encourage drivers to alter their behaviour and respect road workers for the work they do.
If you're taking to the roads with a caravan, trailer or horsebox, don't set out without a final safety and maintenance check, especially if you leave it standing for most of the year.
Before setting out, make sure your trailer is properly serviced and fit to be on the road. Your trailer should be given a regular service by a reputable dealer.
To raise awareness of the safety risks involved when towing a caravan or trailer and the importance of ensuring you are towing safely, the Highways Agency has issued a new safety DVD, Fit to Tow, presented by Carol Smillie.