January - March 2012

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) today reported the average daily traffic figures for the quarter January - March 2012

Category Jan-Mar 2011 Jan-Mar 2012 Change vs pcp
Workdays 40,459 35,396 (9.6%)
Weekends/Public Hols 21,958 18,618 (15.2%)
All Days 34,909 30,418 (12.9%)

Average daily traffic during the quarter was 12.9% below pcp.  This reflects the continuing weak economic conditions in the UK as well as operational improvements on the competing M6 motorway which has implemented Active Traffic Management and Hard Shoulder Running to reduce congestion on several sections.  However, narrow lane operations and reduced speed limits for upcoming road works on competing sections of the M6 motorway are being phased in during the second half of April.