May 2004

M6toll releases traffic figures for May 2004.

Tom Fanning, Managing Director of Midland Expressway Limited today said, "During May average daily traffic on the M6toll continued its solid performance with a 39.8% increase since January 2004. All previous records were broken on Friday 28th May with the M6toll recording 66,295 vehicles, its highest day of traffic yet. 

"May's average daily traffic of 42,862 (down 4%) was negatively impacted by the two additional weekend/public holidays in May, as compared with April, however, work day traffic remained relatively flat for the period. 

"Traffic numbers for the May Bank Holidays (38,802 and 42,245 respectively) showed that the M6toll is proving a popular route for people looking to get away for a long weekend. 

"The M6toll looks forward to a busy summer and continuing to provide an excellent service to our customers. We also have a vital role to play in keeping the region moving, as one of the alternative routes suggested by the Highways Agency to avoid the road works on the M6 expected to commence in June, " Mr Fanning said. 

Average Daily Traffic 

Category Jan 2004 Feb 2004 Mar 2004 Apr 2004 May 2004
Workdays 32,763 40,304 41,880 47,247 46,924
Public Hols
26,249 30,648 33,120 39,575 36,436
All Days 30,662 37,308 39,620 44,689 42,862