Project: Manchester Motorway Box Phase 1A

Reference: H048A

Last update: 19/11/2003 12:00:25


This research is the 'Before' survey stage of a comprensive study of the effects of the M60 Manchester motorway. After completion of the M60 motorway, there will be 'After' surveys from which various conclusions should be drawn from changes induced by the new road network.


This group of projects will identify the induced traffic resulting from the completion of the M60 Motorway around Manchester. The study commenced in 1997 with a feasibility study (H048) in which suitable methods were developed and tested.

It includes: the detailed planning of the surveys; the collection of the 'Before' survey results (H048A); the collection of the 'After' survey results (H048B); and the building of a complex traffic model that represents the induced traffic effects that have been identified (H048D).

The planning study for the 'Before' surveys was completed in March 2000, and has produced a cost-effective plan for carrying out these surveys. A requirement was identified for roadside interviews on 70 sites, split between two screenlines and the estimates of the costs of carrying out these surveys were provided. On the basis of that study, a programme of 'Before' surveys has commenced (H048A) and is due for completion in autumn 2000. It includes public transport surveys, travel time surveys and a programme of automatic traffic counts.


Manchester City Council
Greater Manchester Transportation Unit , Town Hall , Manchester , M60 2LA
0161 455 2062

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £962,000.00

Actual start date: 07 December 1998

Actual completion date: 30 May 2002


Author: N/A
Publication date: 30/05/2005
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Summary of results

  1. This is part of a group of projects to identify the induced traffic resulting from completion of the Manchester Motorway Box. It includes the collection of Before and After information.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project Completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.