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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for A5 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the M69and the A47 Hinckley.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:15 and 15:30 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.6m from Hinckley.
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A47 Hinckley.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:00 and 15:15 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 2.1m from Hinckley. CLEARED @ 15:09
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A47 Hinckley.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:45 and 15:00 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 2.1m from Hinckley. CLEARED @ 15:00
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound between the A426and the junction with the A4303 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:15 and 15:30 on 17 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 5.67m from Rugby. CLEARED @ 15:00
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound between the M69and the junction with the A47 Hinckley.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:45 and 15:00 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.6m from Hinckley. CLEARED @ 14:42
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A488and the A458 West of Shrewsbury.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:00 and 14:15 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 3.54m from Shrewsbury. CLEARED @ 14:06
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A508and the A43 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 11:15 and 11:30 on 17 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 0.5m from Towcester. CLEARED @ 11:15
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 southbound between the A428and the junction with the A361 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:45 and 11:00 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 3.45m from Rugby. CLEARED @ 10:57
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound exit slip to the A49 South of Shrewsbury.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:00 and 10:15 on 17 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 2.26m from Condover. CLEARED @ 10:02
CONGESTION
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the M42and the A51 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:30 and 09:45 on 17 Jun 2024.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 0.47m from Tamworth. CLEARED @ 09:35


There are no current incidents in this location.

A5 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.

ROAD WORKS
Location: The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A426and the A428 DIRFT West.
Reason: Emergency roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 17:00 on 19 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 3.4m from Rugby.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A428 DIRFT West and the A426 .
Reason: Emergency roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 17:00 on 19 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 3.4m from Rugby.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A444 .
Reason: Road repairs.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 00:01 on 16 Jul 2024.
Nearest town: 2.29m from Nuneaton.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A444and the A47 Nuneaton.
Reason: Road repairs.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 00:01 on 16 Jul 2024.
Nearest town: 2.21m from Nuneaton.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A458 West of Shrewsbury and the A483 .
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:30 from 20 Jun 2024 to 21 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 2.5m from Oswestry.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A483and the A458 West of Shrewsbury.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:30 from 20 Jun 2024 to 21 Jun 2024.
Nearest town: 2.3m from Oswestry.

A5

The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom that stretches from London to Holyhead in Wales. It was built by the Romans in the 1st century CE and was used as an alternative route to the Fosse Way.

The busiest times for the A5 road are peak hours in the mornings and evenings. During the day, traffic is lighter but still busy during weekends and holidays when people going to and from leisure destinations.

The traffic flow on the A5 is mainly cars and light vans as it is a two-lane road. Heavy traffic is generally avoided as the road is not wide enough for HGV's to pass safely. The majority of traffic has a relatively easy run from London and other larger towns, however, certain areas experience significant traffic queuing, particularly in and around Birmingham and up to northern Wales.

The safety statistics for the A5 are encouraging overall, with the number of reported accidents generally remaining low when compared to other major UK roads. According to statistics from 2011-2015, there were 246 reported accidents on the road per year, the majority of which were minor collisions.


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Location: northbound between the junctions with the M69and the A47 Hinckley.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:15 and 15:30 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.6m from Hinckley.

52.53--1.4

Location: southbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A47 Hinckley.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:00 and 15:15 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 2.1m from Hinckley.

52.54--1.42

Location: southbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A47 Hinckley.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:45 and 15:00 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 2.1m from Hinckley.

52.54--1.42

Location: northbound between the A426and the junction with the A4303 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:15 and 15:30 on 17 June 2024.
Nearest town: 5.67m from Rugby.

52.45--1.25

Location: northbound between the M69and the junction with the A47 Hinckley.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:45 and 15:00 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.6m from Hinckley.

52.53--1.4

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A488and the A458 West of Shrewsbury.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:00 and 14:15 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 3.54m from Shrewsbury.

52.71--2.82

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A508and the A43 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 11:15 and 11:30 on 17 June 2024.
Nearest town: 0.5m from Towcester.

52.14--0.99

Location: southbound between the A428and the junction with the A361 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:45 and 11:00 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 3.45m from Rugby.

52.35--1.17

Location: northbound exit slip to the A49 South of Shrewsbury.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:00 and 10:15 on 17 June 2024.
Nearest town: 2.26m from Condover.

52.68--2.76

Location: northbound between the junctions with the M42and the A51 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:30 and 09:45 on 17 June 2024.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 0.47m from Tamworth.

52.62--1.69

Location: southbound between the junctions with the A426and the A428 DIRFT West.

Due to: Emergency roadworks.



Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 19 June 2024.
Nearest town: 3.4m from Rugby.

52.36--1.17

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A428 DIRFT West and the A426 .

Due to: Emergency roadworks.



Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 19 June 2024.
Nearest town: 3.4m from Rugby.

52.36--1.17

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A444 .

Due to: Road repairs.



Period : expect disruption until 00:01 on 16 July 2024.
Nearest town: 2.29m from Nuneaton.

52.54--1.43

Location: southbound between the junctions with the A444and the A47 Nuneaton.

Due to: Road repairs.



Period : expect disruption until 00:01 on 16 July 2024.
Nearest town: 2.21m from Nuneaton.

52.54--1.44

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A458 West of Shrewsbury and the A483 .

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:30 from 20 June 2024 to 21 June 2024.
Nearest town: 2.5m from Oswestry.

52.83--2.98

Location: southbound between the junctions with the A483and the A458 West of Shrewsbury.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:30 from 20 June 2024 to 21 June 2024.
Nearest town: 2.3m from Oswestry.

52.84--2.98