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Road Traffic

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of congestion on the road network in England.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Congestion statistics on the Strategic Road Network and local ‘A’ roads are published quarterly. The latest statistics are up to June 2019.

On the Strategic Road Network (SRN) up to June 2019, the average delay is estimated to be 9.4 seconds per vehicle per mile compared to speed limits, a 1.2% increase compared to the year up to June 2018. The average speed is estimated to be 59.0 mph, 0.4% down on the year ending June 2018.

On the local ‘A’ road network up to June 2019, the average delay is estimated to be 43.2 seconds per vehicle per mile compared to free-flow. The average speed is estimated to be 25.4mph. Due to a break in the statistical series, comparisons over time are not possible.

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