on the M6 Toll has been substantially
higher than the national average
On opening, the
first full month, January 2004, showed a daily number of workday
users’ trips of
33,000. In the first three months, this increased by 28%.
sections of the M6, which
include the busiest sections of the whole
reduced traffic volumes in 2004 and one year on, these reductions
maintained. However the M6 north and south of the
tie-ins of the M6 Toll
growth above the national average.
The A50 and the
A5 roads which are used as alternative strategic routes to the M6
reduced traffic volumes.
re-routing onto the M6 Toll is predominantly light
vehicles. The proportion of
HGVs at the
tie-in sections of the M6
Toll is shown to be 7%,
whereas on bypassed
sections of the
M6 it is around 30%.