Manual count points

Site number: 6048

Site details

Region North West
Local authority East Cheshire
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction 9
End junction 8
Link length 8.40km (5.22 miles)
Easting, northing 371100, 385200
Latitude, longitude 53.36287600, -2.43573550

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 52 41528 52 9442 3992 55066
2019 Manual count 0 103 70162 106 12416 4795 87582
2018 Automatic counter 0 184 61722 168 10431 4776 77281
2017 Manual count 0 193 64794 173 10463 4842 80464
2016 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 153 70513 177 8660 4378 83881
2015 Manual count 0 151 69942 181 8154 4222 82650
2014 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 106 68095 153 8831 3530 80715
2013 Manual count 0 107 67510 144 8045 3478 79285
2012 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 187 58457 139 7520 4197 70500
2011 Manual count 0 205 59555 132 7335 4212 71439
2010 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 224 59306 193 7786 5166 72675
2009 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 240 60393 171 7709 5239 73752
2008 Manual count 0 249 60941 159 7572 5680 74601
2007 Manual count 0 181 65637 361 7551 5190 78920
2006 Manual count 0 193 66334 298 7937 4982 79744
2005 Manual count 0 201 63078 297 7579 5727 76882
2004 Manual count 0 108 59172 220 7857 5853 73210
2003 Manual count 0 227 62432 196 7143 6389 76387
2002 Manual count 0 232 64155 149 6078 5299 75913
2001 Manual count 0 179 63734 352 6960 5286 76511
2000 Manual count 0 113 56067 250 6407 5146 67983

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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 6048 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