Transport written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of David Chaytor David Chaytor Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of vehicles which travel each day during peak periods between Bury and Manchester on the M66; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Information from the Highways Agency is that during the period Monday 23 June 2008 to Friday 27 June 2008 inclusive, the traffic flows during peak hours on the M66 between Bury and Manchester were:

Vehicle volumes per hour between M66 junction 3 and M60/M62 junction
Time of day Total vehicles per hour
Southbound 7 am to 10 am 4,291
Northbound 7 am to 10 am 3,170
Southbound 4 pm to 7 pm 3,146
Northbound 4 pm to 7 pm 4,294

These figures represent typical vehicle volumes for that route.

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