Transport written question – answered on 30th January 2006.

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Photo of Brian Jenkins Brian Jenkins Labour, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles on average use the (a) northbound and (b) southbound sections of the M42 between (i) junction 5 and junction 6, (ii) junction 6 and junction 7, (iii) junction 7 and junction 8 and (iv) junction 8 and junction 9 each day.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

The average daily traffic flows between the specified junctions of M42 are as follows. The figures are taken from data collected in 2005:

Junctions 5–6
Northbound 65,000
Southbound 66,900
Junctions 6–7
Northbound 63,500
Southbound 68,400
Junctions 7–8
Southbound 49,600
Junctions 8–9
Southbound 44,400

Similar data is not currently available for M42 northbound between Junction 7 and 9. A traffic monitoring facility for this stretch of road is in the process of being commissioned.

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