Manual count points

Site number: 36045

Site details

Region North West
Local authority Manchester
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction 3
End junction 2
Link length 1.40km (0.87 miles)
Easting, northing 382400, 389000
Latitude, longitude 53.39753100, -2.26614940

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 77 34575 157 10901 4779 50489
2019 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 156 55476 188 10962 5237 72019
2018 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 161 54638 188 10970 5208 71166
2017 Automatic counter 0 162 55108 187 10634 5133 71224
2016 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 172 54416 188 9659 4852 69287
2015 Manual count 0 170 53976 192 9095 4715 68149
2014 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 109 50198 173 8967 3907 63355
2013 Manual count 0 111 49767 164 8169 3830 62041
2012 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 178 49673 261 8240 4326 62678
2011 Manual count 0 195 50606 248 8038 4357 63444
2010 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 157 47767 389 6638 5530 60481
2009 Manual count 0 169 48642 344 6572 5581 61308
2008 Manual count 0 233 51596 315 7092 5468 64704
2007 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 185 50614 541 7552 5182 64074
2006 Manual count 0 179 50261 479 7131 5289 63339
2005 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 205 50477 276 7758 5574 64290
2004 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 203 50477 266 7496 5656 64098
2003 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 229 49102 443 6802 5423 61999
2002 Manual count 0 202 50309 431 6604 5712 63258
2001 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 132 36531 254 5135 3865 45917
2000 Manual count 0 130 35467 249 4858 3859 44563

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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 36045 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. 216 JSON | CSV