Manual count points

Site number: 16044

Site details

Region North West
Local authority Manchester
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction 6
End junction 5
Link length 1.50km (0.93 miles)
Easting, northing 380725, 386100
Latitude, longitude 53.37140600, -2.29116110

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Annual Average daily flow

Year Count method Pedal cycles Two wheeled motor vehicles Cars and taxis Buses and coaches Light goods vehicles Heavy goods vehicles All motor vehicles
2020 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 143 69880 228 16779 8353 95383
2019 Manual count 0 257 108163 423 20216 9197 138257
2018 Automatic counter 0 297 106642 355 17831 8419 133543
2017 Manual count 0 311 115693 386 18171 8641 143201
2016 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 288 107267 426 16000 8022 132004
2015 Manual count 0 285 106399 435 15066 7768 129953
2014 Manual count 0 334 99178 316 16300 8033 124160
2013 Manual count 0 212 94693 464 15229 7520 118119
2012 Manual count 0 262 95310 361 13506 7702 117140
2011 Manual count 0 302 97880 342 12363 7628 118515
2010 Manual count 0 307 102660 414 11033 9484 123898
2009 Manual count 0 392 100712 416 10761 9969 122250
2008 Manual count 0 406 100964 349 13763 8148 123630
2007 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 186 101898 1078 14313 8938 126413
2006 Manual count 0 180 101190 953 13516 9084 124923
2005 Manual count 0 224 101661 707 12360 9338 124290
2004 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 340 123172 327 14228 10792 148859
2003 Manual count 0 382 119817 546 12910 10369 144024
2002 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 373 104619 444 12273 10304 128013
2001 Manual count 0 385 103276 442 11428 10275 125806
2000 Manual count 0 380 102603 457 11781 9213 124434

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Data disclaimer

Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

It is the responsibility of the user to decide which data are most appropriate for their purpose, and if DfT road link level traffic estimates are used, to make a note of the limitations in any published material.

Quality flags in data downloads

DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others.

The data tables available to download here contain a column - estimation_method – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.

Data Description Records Download
Site details Manual count point site 16044 details. 1 JSON | CSV
Average annual daily flow Number of vehicles that travel past the count point (in both directions) on an average day of the year. 21 JSON | CSV
Average annual daily flow by direction Number of vehicles that travel past the count point on an average day of the year, by direction of travel. 42 JSON | CSV
Raw counts Vehicle counts recorded at this count point. 360 JSON | CSV