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A6 Traffic

Luton to Carlisle road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the A6.Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for A6 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.

A6 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 A6 is historically one of Britain's oldest roads, and has been in existence for centuries stretching back to Roman times. The road has evolved over the years, with developments in the 18th and 19th centuries leading to an increase in both population and trade, making it one of the busiest roads in the country.

More recently, the A6 has become one of the busiest arterial roads in the northwest of England, connecting a large number of towns and cities from the Midlands to the North West.

The busiest times on the A6 tends to be during peak hours, during the weekdays and early evening when commuters are travelling to and from work. However, weekend traffic can also be quite busy due to tourism and recreational activities.

The traffic flow on the A6 varies depending on the time of day and the weather, with the busiest times being during rush hour. Despite the heavy traffic, road safety statistics indicate that the A6 is a very safe road to travel on, with serious injury accidents typically lower than other motorways and major roads in the region.

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