§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimates his Department has made of future traffic flows for the M66 between Denton and Middleton in both directions. 
§ Mr. Watts
I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to the hon. Member.212W
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Jim Callaghan, dated 6 March 1996:The Secretary of State for Transport has asked me to reply to your recent question about future traffic flows on the M66 Manchester Outer Ring Road.The traffic levels do vary along the length of the motorway, so I have set out below the flows for the sections between the junctions. These forecasts are based on 16 hour daily flows.
Opening year Design year M66 motorway section Low growth High growth Low growth High growth A57 to A635 81,000 90,000 94,000 113,000 A635 to A62 73,000 82,000 85,000 101,000 A62 to A663 38,000 42,000 44,000 53,000 A663 to A664 43,000 48,000 50,000 60,000 A664 to A576 57,000 64,000 67,000 81,000 A576 to M62 70,000 77,000 83,000 100,000