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Road Traffic: Kent

Transport written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the average daily number of vehicles using the (a) A2 in Dover constituency, (b) A258 between Dover and Deal and (c) A256 in Dover constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The most recent estimate of the average daily number of vehicles using the A2 in the Dover constituency was made for the 12 months ending on 30 November 2010. The figures are listed in the following table:

Direction Location Av era g e 24 h ou r traffic volumes
S/B Between A260 and Whitfield 7,778
N/B Between Whitfield and A260 7,675
S/B Between Whitfield and A256 8,996
N/B Between A256 and Whitfield 8,272
S/B Between A256 and A258 12,413
N/B Between A258 and A256 12,221
S/B Between A258 and A20 9,262
N/B Between A20 and A258 8,711

No estimate has been made of the number of vehicles using the A258 or the A256 as the Secretary of State is not responsible for these routes. They are managed and maintained by Kent county council.

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