Who runs our roads?

25 March 2015

Most roads in Great Britain are managed by councils, including London Boroughs. Where there is a two-tier local government structure, the County Council is responsible for roads. The more significant roads, including most motorways, are provided by central government – they are called trunk roads. In England, they are managed by National Highways, in Wales by Welsh Government and in Scotland by Transport Scotland. Transport for London is responsible for major routes – red routes – in London.