National Highways

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National Highways Company Limited
Government-owned company
IndustryHighway Authority
Founded1 April 2015 (2015-04-01)
HeadquartersBridge House
1 Walnut Tree Close
Guildford
GU1 4LZ[1]
Key people
Jim O'Sullivan
(Chief Executive)
Colin Matthews
(Chairman)
OwnerHM Government
Number of employees
4,700 (2018)
Websitenationalhighways.co.uk

National Highways, formerly Highways England, and, prior to that, the Highways Agency, is a company owned by the British government. It is in charge of looking after the motorways and large A-roads in England. They also have traffic officers who deal with incidents, such as car accidents, on the motorways. It replaced the Highways Agency in 2015.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "About us". National Highways. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 30 March 1994, "My target was to complete the review in time for it to provide the basis for the new Highways Agency, which is being launched today.", column 929