How to use the map

Instructions and guidance on how to use the map so you can find roadworks, road closures, diversions and traffic restrictions in Suffolk.

You can view the map on the Roadworks in Suffolk page.

The map should automatically show your local area.

If it does not, or you wish to see another location, search for it using the search bar in the top right hand of the screen.

On desktop you can change your view of the map in three ways:

  • use the bar to in the top left side of the screen to zoom in and out and navigate using the arrow buttons above this
  • click and drag with your mouse to navigate and use the scroll wheel to zoom in or out
  • use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate and the '+' '-' keys to zoom in and out

On a mobile or tablet device you can change your view of the map by pressing '+' '-' keys to zoom in and out

You can return to your current location using the location button in the top right hand corner.

Map view

The map will automatically show all roadworks taking place today.

roadworks.org2You can then use the date filter to see what's happening at different times.

Each icon represents a different type of incident or roadwork.

You can click each icon to see:

  • the affected road and location
  • the start and end date of the works
  • a description of the works and reference number
  • the current status

If there are multiple works occurring in a small area on the map, it will show a red triangle surrounded by a number (indicating the number of roadworks).

You can view each icon separately by zooming in to the affected area.

Adding new layers

roadworks.orgUse the map layers tab to show more information about roadworks and other local facilities.

Traffic incidents and roadworks

You can use the 'Traffic incidents and roadworks' tab to show upcoming roadworks and traffic congestion.

You can either type in a date range to show upcoming roadworks or click the 'next two weeks' or 'next 12 months' buttons.

Public transport

This tab enables you to see public transport within your local area.

These icons are not prominently displayed and you will need to zoom into the map to see them.

There are currently no tram stops or tube stops in Suffolk.

Base map

The 'Base map' tab allows you to change the format of the map between:

  • Roads - the standard road map format
  • Satellite - a map made up of satellite images
  • Terrain - a less detailed road map which shows elevation
  • OSM - an ordinance survey map showing footpaths and bridleways