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A14

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the financial cost to businesses of accidents or delays on the A14 in each year since 1997. (95546)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the volume of traffic using the A14 has been in each year since 1997. (95550)

Figures are given for the section of the A14 trunk road running between Newmarket and Felixstowe.

Following are tables which indicate the traffic flows between A14/A11/A1304 Waterhall Interchange (J38) to A14/A134 St Saviours Interchange (J43) and A14/A134 St Saviours Interchange (J43) to Felixstowe (J62).

A14 Waterhall to A134 St Saviours Interchange

Average daily traffic flow1

1997

239,000

1998

39,293

1999

40,805

2000

42,073

2001

42,208

2002

42,138

2003

42,434

2004

42,732

2005

41,619

20063

n/a

n/a = not available.

1 Daily traffic flow is 24-hour annual average daily total from automatic traffic counter at Risby.

2 Calculated value.

3 To date.

A14 St Saviours Interchange to Felixstowe

Average daily traffic flow1

1997

42,124

1998

40,858

1999

46,850

2000

45,642

2001

49,085

2002

50,109

2003

52,269

2004

54,896

2005

52,764

20062

56,184

1 Daily traffic flow is 24-hour annual average daily total from automatic traffic counter at Ipswich southern bypass.

2 To date.

Figures for the entire length of the A14 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.