§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest estimate of the hourly and the daily flow of (a) commercial and (b) private traffic both ways along the M25 from Hunton Bridge to Maple Cross; and how this compares with estimates made before the road was constructed.
§ Mr. Marks
A traffic count in May 1976 showed a daily 16-hour flow of just over 20,000 vehicles and a peak hour flow of approximately 2,000, the percentage of heavy vehicles being about 22. This compares with an estimate of 27,000 vehicles a day in 1981 given at the public inquiry in 1972. When the proposed London Orbital Road (M25) is complete, about 100,000 vehicles a day are predicted for this section by 1995.