M6

Transport written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) vehicles and (b) heavy goods vehicles travel between junctions 11A and 20 on the M6 on average each day in the last period for which figures are available.

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

The following table provides the average number of vehicles and heavy goods vehicles using the M6 on each weekday in 2005 for each junction to junction link between junction 11 A, north of Birmingham and junction 20, south of Warrington.

2005 Average 24 hour traffic flow
Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Flow HGVs Flow HGVs Flow HGVs Flow HGVs
J11AtoJ12 114,300 32,000 117,300 35,800 120,800 36,200 124,600 36,100
J12toJ13 117,600 32,400 121,000 36,400 124,400 35,500 128,000 36,500
J13toJ14 118,700 30,800 121,700 34,700 124,600 34,300 128,300 34,100
J14toJ15 112,000 28,500 114,600 32,100 117,100 32,200 120,900 32,000
J15toJ16 117,700 30,600 119,500 34,700 122,700 34,300 126,900 34,300
J16toJ17 121,300 33,100 123,400 35,300 126,800 36,400 129,500 36,100
J17toJ18 125,900 33,600 128,500 37,500 132,100 37,200 136,000 37,500
J18toJ19 127,200 38,100 130,000 41,800 133,300 41,800 136,900 42,600
J19toJ20 108,700 28,000 110,600 31,600 113,700 32,000 116,800 31,300
Location Friday Saturday Sunday
Flow HGVs Flow HGVs Flow HGVs
J11AtoJ12 129,100 31,600 94,300 13,200 101,500 10,600
J12toJ13 131,400 31,500 95,300 13,300 102,200 10,700
J13toJ14 131,500 30,200 94,200 12,700 101,000 9,500
J14toJ15 123,600 29,100 89,900 11,700 97,100 9,200
J15toJ16 130,100 30,600 92,600 12,100 100,200 9,000
J16toJ17 132,700 31,800 97,200 13,200 103,000 9,900
J17toJ18 139,000 33,300 100,200 13,500 107,100 10,300
J18toJ19 138,400 37,600 100,100 15,900 106,400 12,200
J19toJ20 119,400 27,800 82,900 11,400 88,900 8,700

Note:

Traffic Flows are combined flows ie both directions

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