Have you ever wondered where roadworks and road closures are happening at a national scale? Explore up to date mapping of hazards, events, and road conditions, updated from state and territory open data feeds every day.
Nationally consistent, accurate, up to date road closures and conditions data is important for navigation, and as a historic time series to help us understand the impacts of natural disasters and plan for resilience. It also helps us understand where investment is happening across the network.
Updated daily, this interactive map shows where roadworks or road closures are in place, or have occurred in the past, and provides additional information about the incident as reported by state/territory authorities. Historical information can be viewed using the time slider.
About the data
This dataset is the first automated data pipeline established by the NFDH. This example shows the last 3 months of roadworks - to explore other date ranges and road closures, view this interactive in full screen.
The roadworks and road closures data is sourced from state and territory governments’ open data APIs. Every day the state and territory data is automatically collected, standardised into a nationally consistent format and combined to build a national database of historical roadworks and road closures for all of Australia. For more information on our Harmonised National Roadworks and Road Closures dataset, or access to the data via the NFDH API, please refer to the entry in the data catalogue.
The NFDH team are working with jurisdictions to improve this dataset as part of the Roads Data Project and National Service Level Standards for Roads.
The data often does not include end dates for roadwork/road closure incidents. Where this is the case the NFDH Interactive map assumes that if a roadwork begins in a particular month, then it will also end in that month.
The type of events reported is inconsistent across the states and territories, for example some states report flooding events, and others do not.
The NFDH does not have clear data indicating allowable access level on a road. As a result, some logic is implemented in the data ingest process to categorise road closures. This is an example of a data quality issue which the NFDH plan to address with the help of states and territories.
The NFDH is working with road agencies on improving the consistency and quality of national data and establishing data sharing agreements. Please Contact the NFDH team If you are interested in being a part of our project, have any questions or suggestions for improving this interactive. All feedback is appreciated.