Manual count points

Site number: 6046

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 LA Boundary
Link length 1.00km (0.62 miles)
Easting, northing 383600, 388821
Latitude, longitude 53.39596100, -2.24809350

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 0 113 49206 252 14129 4491 68191
2019 Manual count 0 156 75699 397 15038 5352 96643
2018 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 294 86571 467 15505 6030 108867
2017 Manual count 0 296 87315 465 15029 5931 109037
2016 Manual count 0 268 73318 440 13791 5368 93185
2015 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 171 66399 420 13262 5411 85662
2014 Manual count 0 175 66222 453 11918 5214 83983
2013 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 241 69236 450 12176 5050 87154
2012 Manual count 0 220 68553 429 11278 4903 85382
2011 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 247 71175 484 9918 5943 87767
2010 Manual count 0 253 69986 425 9491 6030 86185
2009 Manual count 0 246 70435 342 10366 6764 88153
2008 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 196 75965 446 10632 6415 93654
2007 Manual count 0 186 77753 344 10383 6660 95326
2006 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 277 75389 258 10910 7608 94442
2005 Manual count 0 228 75389 264 10371 7490 93742
2004 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 212 76566 402 11444 7364 95988
2003 Manual count 0 238 74480 670 10385 7066 92839
2002 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 278 72160 821 10433 7448 91140
2001 Manual count 0 287 71234 817 9714 7416 89468
2000 Manual count 0 216 64635 584 7878 5497 78810

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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 6046 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. 312 JSON | CSV