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A45 Highway

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the approximate number of cars, heavy goods vehicles and passenger service vehicles that he estimates have used the A45 highway between Cambridge and the Haven ports of Ipswich and Felixstowe during each of the past 10 years; and how many he expects to use this stretch of road over the next 10 years.

The estimated annual average daily flow of vehicles on the A45 between Cambridge and the Haven ports of Ipswich and Felixstowe in 1988 is as follows:

Number
Heavy goods vehicles4,500
Cars and taxis14,500
Buses and coaches100
Estimates of traffic levels on individual roads are made annually but the margins of error are too great to allow growth trends to be deduced.No specific forecasts have been made for growth of traffic on this road. It is forecast by my Department that traffic in Great Britain will grow by between 20 and 35 per cent. betweeen 1990 and 2000.