Manual count points

Site number: 6047

Site details

Region North West
Local authority Manchester
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction 5
End junction 4
Link length 1.00km (0.62 miles)
Easting, northing 381560, 387149
Latitude, longitude 53.38086500, -2.27867310

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 0 140 67336 265 17915 8773 94429
2019 Manual count 0 250 121161 582 19952 8729 150675
2018 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 288 125790 522 19355 8900 154855
2017 Manual count 0 289 126872 520 18761 8755 155198
2016 Manual count 0 341 119050 461 14253 8603 142708
2015 Manual count 0 337 111065 501 14304 7992 134199
2014 Manual count 0 268 114362 521 14985 7926 138062
2013 Manual count 0 342 111248 505 14630 7788 134513
2012 Manual count 0 292 103360 551 13451 7651 125305
2011 Manual count 0 320 111226 490 13390 7375 132801
2010 Manual count 0 272 108860 641 11336 9373 130482
2009 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 542 113792 1629 15564 9283 140810
2008 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 561 114826 1518 15289 9858 142052
2007 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 531 117529 1170 14931 10005 144166
2006 Manual count 0 515 116712 1035 14098 9994 142354
2005 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 341 109707 658 13968 9193 133867
2004 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 339 109707 633 13496 9314 133489
2003 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 380 106719 1056 12246 8903 129304
2002 Manual count 0 337 109343 1027 11890 9351 131948
2001 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 376 102910 849 10593 8384 123112
2000 Manual count 0 372 99913 830 10021 8379 119515

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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 6047 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