Manual count points

Site number: 26049

Site details

Region North West
Local authority West Cheshire
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction 14
End junction LA Boundary
Link length 8.20km (5.10 miles)
Easting, northing 350500, 377440
Latitude, longitude 53.29159700, -2.74404830

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 Manual count 0 96 53179 21 15383 13355 82034
2019 Automatic counter 0 406 84552 242 16268 11940 113408
2018 Manual count 0 451 89472 260 17492 12762 120436
2017 Automatic counter 0 368 82836 378 16189 12414 112185
2016 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 502 88177 379 17541 14037 120636
2015 Manual count 0 496 87463 387 16517 13594 118456
2014 Manual count 0 313 96956 282 14488 11259 123298
2013 Manual count 0 248 81764 261 15362 12588 110223
2012 Manual count 0 337 82268 257 15019 11964 109845
2011 Manual count 0 405 92381 444 12195 15536 120961
2010 Manual count 0 267 88940 469 9109 14392 113177
2009 Manual count 0 351 78566 523 10726 13363 103529
2008 Manual count 0 386 77168 219 12551 13445 103769
2007 Manual count 0 384 75134 450 10411 12012 98391
2006 Manual count 0 338 83400 322 13427 13724 111211
2005 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 391 84995 415 10898 13170 109869
2004 Manual count 0 387 84995 400 10530 13373 109685
2003 Manual count 0 267 76431 231 10405 13385 100719
2002 Manual count 0 183 72883 270 9527 12729 95592
2001 Manual count 0 348 82596 356 11054 13423 107777
2000 Manual count 0 441 81302 750 9989 13450 105932

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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 26049 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. 408 JSON | CSV