HC Deb 15 June 1995 vol 261 cc665-6W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the volume of traffic on each identifiable stretch of the A76 for comparable periods during the past five years. [27377]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information is set out in the following table. It has been supplied from records extracted from various automatic traffic counters located on the route in question. Due to the nature of the counting "regimes" of Dumfries and Galloway regional council and of Strathclyde regional council, which manage the counters on behalf of the Scottish Office, there is little continuous counting. The table therefore does not contain data for all stretches for all years and reflects some seasonal variation. However, examination of some of the more permanent sites suggest that the variation is not significant. The Scottish Office published in October of last year a pamphlet on the on-going A76 route action plan.

Annual average daily flows
"Route "and Counter location 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
A76 north of A75 17,776 18,258 18,929
A76 Newbridge 8,011
A76 Monks Lodge 5,499
A76 N/W of Auldridge 5,632
A76 S/E of Carronbridge 4,807
A76 Mennock 2,737 3,401 2,111
A76 Reyhill Farm 4,017
A76 Gateshead Cottages 4,899
A76 Polshill 3,653
A76 Little Heateth 7,532 7,005
A76 Cumnock bypass (S of A70)1 4,701
A76 Cumnock bypass (N of A70)1 5,371
A76 south of Mauchline1 8,856
A76 north of Mauchline1 8,438
A76 Bellfield to A7191 9,127
1 Figures based on 12 hour counts (factored up to provide annual average daily flows) carried out in October 1994.

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