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This part of CBRD explores various aspects of the road network in serious detail — from investigations into the past of the road network and detailed tours of specific roads to biographies of the people who had a major impact on the way we travel.

Wherever these articles take you, they try to help you understand not just what is there, but also why things are the way they are.

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M20 Bridge Collapse M20 Bridge Collapse

In August 2016, a footbridge over the M20 was struck and collapsed. Why did it come down so easily - and how did the other half stay hanging in mid-air?

Tags: CurrentEvents · HighwaysEngland · Incidents · M20
Guide | Updated 29 August 2016 | Created 29 August 2016

Smart Motorways Smart Motorways

Motorways used to be really simple. Now they have electronic signals, variable speed limits, emergency lay-bys, part-time hard shoulders... Just what is so smart about Smart Motorways?

Tags: HighwaysEngland · M1 · M25 · M3 · M6 · M62 · Motorways · Roadworks · VMS
Guide | Updated 14 November 2014 | Created 14 November 2014

Emergency Diversion Routes Emergency Diversion Routes

Those funny black and yellow symbols are everywhere - and they might just get you back on track one day.

Tags: HighwaysEngland · Motorways · Signage
Guide | Updated 17 December 2011 | Created 17 December 2011

Driver Location Signs Driver Location Signs

If you're on the motorway (in England at least) you might have noticed some funny blue signs down the side of the road. What are they for? Find out here.

Tags: HighwaysEngland · Motorways · Signage
Guide | Updated 22 January 2011 | Created 9 July 2005

Major Incidents Major Incidents

What happens when there's a big accident on a trunk route? Who picks up the pieces, and why does it take so long?

Tags: HighwaysEngland · Incidents · M6 · Roadworks
Guide | Updated 1 January 2005 | Created 1 January 2005