Highways England

government-owned company with responsibility for managing the core road network in England

Highways England Company Limited 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]

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


  1. "About us". Highways England. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. John MacGregor, Secretary of State for Transport (30 March 1994). "Trunk Roads (Review)". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. col. 929. 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.