Welcome to the section explores various aspects of the road network in a little more depth, detailing how and why things work in the way they do.
Connecting to the Network
Building a new road isn't just a case of rolling out a layer of asphalt, there's a full process that needs to be followed.
Duplicate Road Numbers
You'd be surprised at how many road numbers are used more than once.
Facts and Figures
A few interesting bits of information for all you statisticians!
International European Road
Take a look at the International European Road Network and what roads in Britain are designated as Euroroutes.
A collection of maps that show analytical data for different pieces of useful information relating to the British road network.
Do you know your primary, super-primary and regional destinations?
A guide to the country's ring roads, orbital motorways and one-way loops.
A guide to the shorthand way to describe a road's physical appearance and layout.
The legal definition of a motorway, yet not all special roads are motorways.
A guide to the types of toll charges, plus a comprehensive list of all toll roads, bridges and tunnels in the UK and Ireland.
Trunk Road Network
Charting the growth and decline of the British trunk road network, and the reason for the network being introduced.
A guide to the different types of tunnels, plus a comprehensive directory of tunnels in the UK.