Leicestershire's top 10 most congested roads

The top ten most congested roads in Leicestershire have been revealed. The A5 southbound at Hinckley comes top of the list of motorways or major A roads reported to have the most delays, whilst the Narborough road A5460 is the most traffic-clogged local A road.

In order to work out the roads with the highest road delays, data from gov.uk was taken and split into motorways/major A roads and local A roads. The data from 2023 looked at how many seconds a vehicle was held up per mile travelled.

The A5 southbound at Hinckley is the most delayed motorway/major A road in Leicestershire with an average hold-up of 123.6 seconds per mile. When it comes to the local ‘A’ roads, the A5460, Narborough Road, is Leicestershire’s most traffic-clogged with vehicles waiting on average 133.7 seconds per mile.

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Drivers have to invariably factor in delays on their journeys nowadays, and to help work out journey times, Cromwell Trucks and Online Marketing Surgery have created a Road Delay Report, which helped rank roads in Leicestershire based on their delays. This determined where people were waiting the most on their travels.

Top 10 motorways/major A roads in Leicestershire with the most delays

  1. A5 southbound between A47 near Nuneaton and A47 near Hinckley: 123.6 seconds per vehicle per mile

  2. A453 northbound between A6 and M1 J24/A50: 96.8 seconds per vehicle per mile

  3. A5 northbound between M69 and A47 near Hinckley: 80.7 seconds per vehicle per mile

  4. A46 northbound between A6 and A607 near Syston (south): 77.6 seconds per vehicle per mile

  5. A5 northbound between A47 near Hinckley and A47 near Nuneaton: 52.1 seconds per vehicle per mile

  6. A5 southbound between A47 near Nuneaton and M69: 44.2 seconds per vehicle per mile

  7. A453 northbound between M1 J23A/A42 and A6: 37.4 seconds per vehicle per mile

  8. A46 southbound between A607 near Syston (north) and A607 near Syston (south): 35 seconds per vehicle per mile

  9. A5 northbound between A4303 and M69: 31 seconds per vehicle per mile

  10. M69 northbound between J2 and M1: 30.3 seconds per vehicle per mile

Top 10 most traffic-clogged local ‘A’ roads in Leicestershire

  1. A5460 Narborough Road: 133.7 seconds per vehicle per mile

  2. A426 Leicester Road: 101.9 seconds per vehicle per mile

  3. A594 Welford Road: 94.2 seconds per vehicle per mile

  4. A607 Thurmaston: 85.8 seconds per vehicle per mile

  5. A50 Including fiveways junction: 84.8 seconds per vehicle per mile

  6. A47 Uppingham Road: 81.4 seconds per vehicle per mile

  7. A6030 Stoughton Road/Wakerley Road: 78.9 seconds per vehicle per mile

  8. A6 St Margaret's Way: 74 seconds per vehicle per mile

  9. A6004 Loughborough: 67.2 seconds per vehicle per mile

  10. A5199 Wigston: 65.8 seconds per vehicle per mile