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A18 Traffic

Balby Interchange to Ludborough road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a18. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a18 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.

a18 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 A18 is a major road in the UK, linking Doncaster to Laceby, a total distance of 153 miles. It was constructed in 1937 as part of a comprehensive road network linking the East Coast of England to the Midlands.

The busiest times on the A18 tend to be around peak commuter hours. As the A18 serves a range of cities and towns, traffic levels can vary but tend to be high throughout the day.

The road has seen a steady increase in the flow of traffic over the past few decades, but overall road safety statistics have remained positive. According to the Department for Transport, the A18 was one of the safest roads in the UK between 2005 and 2017. During this time, the number of deaths or injuries on the A18 averaged just 19.7 per year.

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National Highways TrafficNational Highways England

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Transport for London's (TfL) portal for transportation in London.

Traffic WalesTraffic Wales

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Traffic ScotlandTraffic Scotland

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