M6 traffic is getting a move on.
Traffic management group Itis calculated that the average speed on the M6 past Birmingham was 52 mph in the first week of the Britain's first privately-run motorway, from December 14 to 20.
Average speeds for the corresponding mid-December week in 2002 were just 40 mph.
Almost 35,000 vehicles used the 27-mile toll road, which runs from Coleshill to Cannock, in the first week.
Early figures suggest Midland Expressway, the Australian-Italian consortium which built and manages the route, could collect up to pounds 100,000 a day in revenue.
Prices vary from pounds 2 per car to pounds 10 for a lorry.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Jan 5, 2004|
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