Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads.
Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Formerly the Highways Agency, we became a government company in April 2015.
We do not manage all roads in Britain:
- local roads are managed by the relevant local authority
- Scottish roads are managed by Transport Scotland
- Welsh roads are managed by the Welsh Assembly
- London roads are managed by Transport for London
We are not an enforcement organisation. If someone is breaking the law you should contact the police on 101 – or on 999 if urgent or life threatening.
Traffic and transport legislation, regulations and policy are the remit of the Department for Transport.