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Traffic Management

Leicester's traffic is managed by a number of teams working together, including Traffic Management, Traffic Regulation and Parking.

  • Fault reporting
  • Area Traffic Control Centre
  • Roadworks 
  • Air quality, noise and traffic



Fault reporting

Traffic Management is responsible for the maintenance of traffic and traveller equipment, such as traffic lights, car park and travel information variable message signs.

To report a fault, contact us.


The section carries out the design of traffic signals and other traffic related schemes. Other areas of work include NRSWA co-ordination and the preparation of the work required to meet the obligations of the new Traffic Management Act.


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Area Traffic Control Centre

The Area Traffic Control Centre is a countywide operation that manages and monitors Leicester, Leicestershire’s and Rutland’s highway network.

Using IT systems at the Area Traffic Control Centre, traffic flow and signal timings are constantly refined to optimise the flow of traffic and ensure crossing facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.


CCTV cameras monitor the main road network, which give a real time picture of the traffic situation throughout the city and the market towns in the county.


See Area Traffic Control Centre page.

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The service also provides regular live broadcasts on Radio Leicester updating the public with roadworks and events and of the local traffic and transport situation on the roads throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


See the latest roadworks page.

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Air quality, noise and traffic

Significant European Commission linked research is carried out, particularly in the field of air pollution, so that traffic management and policy can take into account the effects traffic has on the quality of people's health in Leicester.


See the Air Quality Noise and Traffic page.

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