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A16 Traffic

Grimsby Docks to Peterborough road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a16. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a16 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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a16 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 A16 is an important road in the United Kingdom, connecting Lincolnshire to the North East coast. It stretches from Grimsby to Spalding, passing through the cities of Boston, Louth and Skegness, and is part of the larger European route E16.

The road has a rich history, beginning its life as part of the Great North Road, the main route between London and Scotland's Borders, dating from Anglo-Saxon times. Remains from various other periods along its route, such as areas of Roman Road, can still be seen today.

Nowadays, the A16 serves as an important link for tourism and business in the region, and as such is one of the busiest roads in the UK. It is particularly busy during peak holiday times and weekends, particularly in the summer months, when traffic flows reach and add to the already congested area.

The safety stats for the A16 are fairly impressive, considering its amount of traffic. Although it had one of the highest numbers of fatal and serious injury accidents in Lincolnshire in 2008, most of the incidents reported involved rural roads rather than the A16 itself. There have been a few accidents reported on the A16, but in general it is relatively safe.

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