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Traffic Statistics

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 2 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the daily traffic flow figures recorded for the following roads (a) the M8 from Ratho to Newhouse, (b) the A9 from Perth, (c) the Forth Road Bridge, (d) the A92 at Hillend, (e) the A74, (f) the M9 from Ratho to Falkirk and (g) the M90.

The information is as follows:

Route and locationsAnnual average flow vehicles per 24 hour dayYear countedEstimate for 1983
(a) M8 Harthill-Newhouse22,028198123,886
(b) A9 North of Perth7,97719818,732
(c) Forth Road Bridge32,8801984
(d) A92 Hillend12,2581980*14,634
(e) A74 Between A73 and A7015,816198216,427
(f) M9 Philpstoun-Linlithgow13,205198014,295
(g) M90 Pitreavie-Halbeath17,665198218,401
* In May 1984, a 7-day average of 16-hour daily counts at Hillend gave the following results: East of village 19,500 West of village 17,000

Note: The 1983 estimates in the table are based on the most recent actual count for the year shown, factored to take account of national traffic growth for the type of road concerned. Exceptional local factors have not been taken into account. The figures are annual averages: actual daily flows may be substantially higher or lower depending on seasonal and other variations.