Manual count points

Site number: 26047

Site details

Region North West
Local authority Manchester
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction 4
End junction 3
Link length 1.50km (0.93 miles)
Easting, northing 381764, 387682
Latitude, longitude 53.38566300, -2.27563740

Location

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 Automatic counter 0 154 83535 405 18067 7737 109898
2019 Manual count 0 302 140628 819 23672 9271 174693
2018 Automatic counter 0 370 132256 542 21180 8696 163045
2017 Manual count 0 376 134709 546 20733 8630 164993
2016 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 282 135395 530 19723 9069 164998
2015 Manual count 0 278 134299 541 18572 8775 162464
2014 Manual count 0 350 134846 572 17090 8023 160881
2013 Manual count 0 355 122405 524 16230 8772 148284
2012 Manual count 0 335 121788 623 16261 8271 147278
2011 Manual count 0 361 130135 635 16368 8443 155942
2010 Manual count 0 418 114680 1232 12480 11739 140549
2009 Manual count 0 414 126846 592 14822 9796 152470
2008 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 336 128599 690 14271 9305 153201
2007 Manual count 0 319 131627 532 13937 9701 156116
2006 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 491 137957 874 14294 8851 162467
2005 Manual count 0 404 137957 892 13588 8765 161606
2004 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 316 138250 517 15132 9722 163937
2003 Manual count 0 355 134484 863 13732 9360 158794
2002 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 499 123459 1150 13977 9522 148607
2001 Manual count 0 515 121875 1145 13014 9464 146013
2000 Manual count 0 618 119070 1521 12485 9466 143160

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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.

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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 26047 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. 336 JSON | CSV