A2: Road Traffic

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicles that have travelled on the A2 between the Lydden traffic lights and the Whitfield roundabout in each year since 2010 per (a) day on average and (b) year.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department produces annual estimates of the average daily flow of vehicles for each major road link, for every year in Great Britain. The Department does not produce estimates of the average flow of vehicles per year for each major road link. Traffic is counted at one point on the A2 between the Lydden traffic lights and the Whitfield roundabout at Count Point No. 6015.

The table below provides a breakdown of average daily flow of vehicles for Count Point No. 6015 for each year since 2010.

Average Daily Flow Estimates of Motor Vehicles at Count Point 6015 on the A2 – 2010 to 2017

Year

Average Daily Flow

Count Method1

2010

16,717

Estimated

2011

16,694

Counted

2012

16,652

Estimated

2013

16,629

Estimated

2014

17,010

Estimated

2015

17,732

Estimated

2016

18,334

Estimated

2017

16,454

Counted

1DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”.

Further detailed information on vehicle flows, including the local road network, can be accessed via the Department’s interactive map here:

https://roadtraffic.dft.gov.uk/manualcountpoints

Contextual information can be found on the data.gov.uk website here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-traffic-statistics

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