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How we manage the roads we own in Wales.

First published:
5 September 2022
Last updated:

Improving our roads

We use Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG) to plan different types of transport, including rail and cycling. We also use it when we need to fix or change the roads.

WelTAG is an important part of our Llwybr Newydd: Wales Transport Strategy. It helps us to take into account important factors like:

Watch our video to find out more about how we use WelTAG for road projects:

Our involvement

We are responsible for about 1516km of major A roads (known as trunk roads) and 178km of motorway in Wales.

It’s important that we look after them to keep them fit for purpose and safe for users.

We use 2 public sector organisations called Trunk Road Agents (TRAs) to run and look after our roads on our behalf:

They are responsible for:

They also deliver Traffic Wales which help us to keep the roads clear and safe. They provide the latest traffic information and deliver the Welsh Government’s traffic officer service.

Traffic officers patrol the network to help keep road users safe: road network map.

They’re supported by control room operators who set signs and signals to alert road users to hazards.

Roads Review

We are currently reviewing road projects. Find out more about the Roads Review.