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Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) today reported the average daily traffic figures for January to March 2017

Category Jan-Mar 2017 Jan-Mar 2016 change
Workdays 50,849 47,813 6.3%
Weekends/Public Hols 30,399 29,713 2.3%
All Days 44,942 42,045 6.9%

We are delighted to report strong traffic growth in quarter 1 of 2017 with overall traffic growth of 6.9% over the same period in 2016 and average daily traffic across all days and traffic types of 44,942 vs 42,045 in 2016.  Our commercial vehicle traffic* growth continued to be very strong within these numbers and was up by 25.2% over the same period in 2016 with average daily traffic at 5,848 vs 4,774.  Traffic grew on both weekend days (up by 2.3%) and workdays (up by 6.3%) with the stronger growth in weekdays reflecting the increased congestion observed on the M6 during the quarter, especially during peak hours, and the northbound roadworks on the M6 at Rushall Canal Bridge throughout most of March.

We remain focused on continuing to provide the highest possible levels of quality, service and journey-time predictability to all our customers and look forward to continuing to support your travel with us.

*commercial vehicle traffic is M6toll classes 4, 5 and above - vans, coaches and HGVs