National Highways introduces new digital system for motorways

The government has announced the introduction of new technology to make sure “consistent and reliable” information is available on UK motorways and major A roads.

The service provides information that will help National Highways’ operations teams and the emergency services respond to incidents as efficiently as possible and to keep traffic moving.

It also helps road users plan their journeys, avoid delays, and stay safe by supplying the latest information to electronic message signs on the network and journey planning digital platforms.

Under the new digital infrastructure, National Highways’ operations data is being transferred from a legacy to cloud infrastructure for the first time.

The government said that using the cloud will enable National Highways to better collect the data needed to transform how the network is operated.

“This groundbreaking digital transformation will allow us to make positive changes to the way our roads are run and to vastly improve the journeys of road users both today and on the roads of the future,” said Melanie Clarke, National Highways’ customer service director. “This is a small part of our Digital Roads strategy which is reverberating across National Highways fundamentally changing how our roads are designed, built, operated and used.”

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