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DfT updates mapping of congestion and speeds for strategic and A roads

Deniz Huseyin
21 March 2024
 

The average delay for each vehicle on local A roads in England went up last year - 47.9 seconds per vehicle per mile (spvpm), up 5.3% from 2022 but down 0.6% from 2019, reveals new travel time statistics from the DfT.

Meanwhile, the average speed was 23 miles per hour, down 2.1% from 2022 and up 0.4% from 2019.

National average speed has reduced and delays increased from 2022, which is part of a general trend back towards levels seen prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, says the DfT.

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