Project: Manchester Motorway Box Phase 1B (After Studies)

Reference: H048B

Last update: 06/03/2006 12:24:16

Objectives

This is the "After" survey stage of a comprehensive study of the effects of the M60 Manchester motorway. It will identify traffic effects induced by the new motorway network.

Description

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 in which suitable methods were developed and tested.

It includes: the detailed planning of the surveys (H048C); 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 (H048C) 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.

Contractor(s)

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

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £935,000.00

Actual start date: 07 October 2002

Actual completion date: 31 March 2005

Publication(s)

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Publication date: 31/03/2005
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Summary of results

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