Traffic

Incidents, accidents, events and roadworks are provided as separate APIs.


Incident

The incident feed includes any confirmed major incidents on the UTMC system.

  • The System Code Number or unique ID.
  • Type of traffic event
  • Accident Type Description
  • A Short Description – Short Name
  • A Long Description – Full description of works
  • Geo-reference of the Location, in Easting/Northing & Latitude/Longitude
  • Location Description of where the works are located
  • Creation Date of the Roadwork on the UTMC system
  • Data Source Type Reference that updates the UTMC system
  • Confirmed Date when Roadwork was created & confirmed
  • Modified Date when/if modified
  • Severity Type Reference Description – either Low, Medium or High
  • Lanes Affected Type Reference Description
  • Diversion in Force – either Y or N
  • Phase Type Reference – Grace, Current or Future
  • Incident Start or End Time

 

Example of an asset from Traffic Incident


Traffic Accident

The accident feed includes any confirmed major accidents on the UTMC system.
  • The System Code Number or unique ID.
  • Type of traffic event
  • Accident Type Description
  • A Short Description – Short Name
  • A Long Description – Full description of works
  • Geo-reference of the Location, in Easting/Northing & Latitude/Longitude
  • Location Description of where the works are located
  • Creation Date of the Roadwork on the UTMC system
  • Data Source Type Reference that updates the UTMC system
  • Confirmed Date when Roadwork was created & confirmed
  • Modified Date when/if modified
  • Severity Type Reference Description – either Low, Medium or High
  • Lanes Affected Type Reference Description
  • Diversion in Force – either Y or N
  • Phase Type Reference – Grace, Current or Future
  • Accident Start or End Time

Example of an asset from Traffic Accident


Traffic Event

The event feed includes any confirmed events that trigger traffic demand on the UTMC system.

  • The System Code Number or unique ID.
  • Type of traffic event
  • Event Type Description
  • A Short Description – Short Name
  • A Long Description – Full description of works
  • Geo-reference of the Location, in Easting/Northing & Latitude/Longitude
  • Location Description of where the works are located
  • Creation Date of the Roadwork on the UTMC system
  • Data Source Type Reference that updates the UTMC system
  • Confirmed Date when Roadwork was created & confirmed
  • Modified Date when/if modified
  • Severity Type Reference Description – either Low, Medium or High
  • Lanes Affected Type Reference Description
  • Diversion in Force – either Y or N
  • Phase Type Reference – Grace, Current or Future
  • Planned Start or End Time
  • Organiser of the event
  • Venue Name

Example of an asset from Traffic Event


Traffic Roadwork

The roadwork feed includes all notified streetworks direct from the utility operators or streetwork teams held on the UTMC system.

  • The System Code Number or unique ID.
  • Type of traffic event
  • Roadwork Type Description
  • A Short Description – Short Name
  • A Long Description – Full description of works
  • Geo-reference of the Location, in Easting/Northing & Latitude/Longitude
  • Location Description of where the works are located
  • Creation Date of the Roadwork on the UTMC system
  • Data Source Type Reference that updates the UTMC system
  • Confirmed Date when Roadwork was created & confirmed
  • Modified Date when/if modified
  • Severity Type Reference Description – either Low, Medium or High
  • Lanes Affected Type Reference Description
  • Diversion in Force – either Y or N
  • Phase Type Reference – Grace, Current or Future
  • Planned Start or End Time
  • Actual Start or End Time if notified
  • Contractor of works
  • Traffic Signals
  • Contraflow

Example of an asset from Traffic Roadworks


Further Information

What is presented in the API is everything that is both currently active or very recently closed and has been confirmed. Unconfirmed items are unavailable to be viewed.

Items are automatically added to the UTMC database from various sources, including Highways England NTIS, Elgin Roadworks & Osprey Bridge (Durham). These data adaptors used to collate roadwork, incident, and accident information.

UTMC staff also manually input items from other sources, including on a live basis when incidents occur by liaising with police for accident or emergency information, local authorities, venues, contractors, members of the public etc. Any events (such as sporting events to parades) that have a traffic impact are manually input into the database along with information about how they will impact traffic.

Roadworks that are likely to have a major impact on traffic, for example if they require lane closures or temporary traffic lights on critical parts of the network, are duplicated both as incidents and roadworks.  The reason for this is at anyone time there is normally over 3000 roadworks logged on the system. The vast majority of these are minor works on residential roads, in order to highlight the important works they are flagged as planned incidents.

A list of the Traffic Type Descriptions can be found here.

Full information on the content of these feeds can be found in the API document located here.


Examples

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