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The Elgin roadworks.org website to set up email alerts about roadworks in their ward and other benefits of the system.

Background
The roadworks.org website is the national roadworks portal for England and Wales, hosted by Elgin.

It displays national roadworks and incidents covering 80 per cent of England and large parts of Wales and incorporating data from over 140 local authorities, Highways England and Transport for London.

It is free to view:
users are able to see where and when roadworks are taking place, which organisation is responsible for them, and assess the likely impact on journey times. It is a useful information source for the public as well as streetworks and traffic management professionals.

The system shows both proposed and approved roadworks, and is receiving the latest updates every 15 minutes to include.

Key elements of roadworks.org

The system has information contained on a number of layers — for example, live traffic (red lines show traffic that is slow moving and green lines show traffic that is moving freely) as well as live incidents, road closures, diversions, roadworks and events.

Every set of roadworks shown on the map is colour coded in a 'traffic signal' system (red, amber, green) to indicate the amount of disruption anticipated.

To the right of each roadworks icon a symbol indicates the method of traffic management that will be used at that location — traffic signals/lane closures/give and take/road closures. Information on diversions is also given when the icon is double-clicked.

It also contains a search facility to look for roadworks happening today/two weeks/next three months/next 12 months — although please bear in mind that the results will show ALL proposed roadworks — they may not necessarily be approved to take place.

The public transport layer provides information on bus stops — clicking on any of the bus icons shows the time of the next few services due at that particular stop.

You can register for regular email alerts of the roadworks taking place in your ward by entering your email address. You will be asked to specify an area on the map and deciding the levels of disruption you wish to be emailed about. You will then be notified of new roadworks taking place in your area via email, you can also choose how often you would like these emails to be sent.

Find out more: Watch a YouTube video about roadworks.org

To check out the system and download it from here

For further information contact: Andy Bithell, Principal Streetworks Engineer
Telephone: 01244 976293 Responsible Committee, Cabinet Member: Councillor Karen Shore
Date: 1 December 2016

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