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A17 Traffic

Newark-on-Trent to King's Lynn road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a17. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a17 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.

a17 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 A17 is a major road in the East of England. It runs for 108 miles from Kings Lynn in Norfolk to Newark in Nottinghamshire and passes through Peterborough, Spalding, Boston and Sleaford. The road has long been an important route connecting East Anglia to the Midlands. It is a popular route for freight traffic travelling between the two regions, especially in the food and agricultural sectors.

The busiest times on the A17 tend to align with commuter rush hours when drivers are heading to and from work. Other peak times on the road are also seen during holiday periods. The overall traffic flow on the A17 is generally smooth, however, traffic jams and delays can occur between Peterborough and King’s Lynn during peak traffic times.

According to statistics from the Department for Transport, the A17 had a total of 8 fatal accidents in 2019, with a total of 60 casualties. This figure was slightly lower than the 10 fatal accidents and 76 casualties reported the previous year.

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Traffic WalesTraffic Wales

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Traffic ScotlandTraffic Scotland

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