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A106 Traffic

Hackney to Wanstead road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a106. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a106 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

There are no current incidents in this location.

a106 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The A106 is a short road located in the East London borough of Hackney and is part of the North Circular Road. The road was opened in the late 1950s and was built to pass around the centre of North London, in order to relieve traffic congestion.

The busiest times on the A106 are usually during rush hour in the week, which is typically between 7:00 and 9:30 in the morning, and 16:30 and 19:00 at night. At these times, traffic on the A106 can be very heavy due to commuters heading towards the City of London and other surrounding parts of the capital.

According to the most recently released figures from the Department for Transport, the average level of traffic flow on the A106 is just below 25,000 vehicles per day. While this is far below the levels of many other roads in London, the A106 still experiences signs of congestion due to its narrow width.

The A106 is relatively safe compared to other roads in the capital. The Department for Transport figures show that there are fewer than 5 collisions reported on the road each year, with the majority of these being minor incidents in terms of damage and injuries.

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