January - March 2011

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) today reported the average daily traffic figures for the quarter January - March 2011

Category Jan-Mar 2010 Jan-Mar 2011 Change on pcp
Workdays 40,322 40,459 0.3%
Weekends/Public Hols 23,753 21,958 (7.6%)
All Days 35,352 34,909 1.3%)

Average daily traffic levels were 1.3% below pcp for the first quarter of 2011, reflecting weaker traffic conditions generally, particularly in non-workday traffic compared with 2010.

The result reflects some softness in the UK economy as well as a rise in fuel prices and some capacity and operational improvements on a competing section of the M6.