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Traffic Statistics

HISTORICAL TRAFFIC COUNTS
YEAR
WESTBOUND
EASTBOUND
Total Traffic
Notes
1938
30,480
30,480
60,960
1
1939
154,653
154,653
309,306
1940
106,076
106,076
212,152
 
1941
134,031
134,031
268,062
1942
99,072
99,072
198,144
 
1943
84,102
84,102
168,204
 
1944
104,129
104,129
208,258
 
1945
159,041
159,041
318,082
 
1946
226,837
226,837
453,674
 
1947
263,694
263,694
527,388
 
1948
285,963
285,963
571,926
 
1949
313,211
313,211
626,422
 
1950
329,893
329,893
659,786
 
1951
394,792
394,792
789,584
 
1952
451,057
451,057
902,114
 
1953
502,736
502,736
1,005,472
 
1954
505,271
505,271
1,010,542
 
1955
535,606
535,606
1,071,212
 
1956
575,936
575,936
1,151,872
 
1957
581,233
581,233
1,162,466
 
1958
628,596
628,596
1,257,192
 
1959
666,058
666,058
1,332,116
 
1960
769,697
769,697
1,539,394
 2
1961
800,947
800,947
1,601,894
 
1962
941,122
941,122
1,882,244
 
1963
1,054,766
1,054,766
2,109,532
 
1964
1,076,896
1,076,896
2,153,792
 
1965
1,030,378
1,030,378
2,060,756
 
1966
1,087,679
1,087,679
2,175,358
 
1967
1,148,759
1,148,759
2,297,518
 
1968
1,190,219
1,190,219
2,380,438
 
1969
1,247,260
1,247,260
2,494,520
 
1970
1,219,795
1,219,795
2,439,590
 3
1971
1,245,138
1,268,358
2,513,496
 
1972
1,272,342
1,288,149
2,560,491
 
1973
1,296,661
1,309,604
2,606,265
 
1974
1,264,787
1,275,693
2,540,480
 
1975
1,353,612
1,358,668
2,712,280
 
1976
1,549,123
1,560,354
3,109,477
 
1977
1,614,736
1,623,283
3,238,019
 
1978
1,491,562
1,502,406
2,993,968
 
1979
1,377,455
1,387,706
2,765,161
 
1980
1,763,296
1,777,866
3,541,162
 
1981
1,713,834
1,729,415
3,443,249
 
1982
1,411,564
1,419,950
2,831,514
 
1983
1,521,029
1,523,715
3,044,744
 
1984
1,583,191
1,603,998
3,187,189
 
1985
1,648,334
1,678,868
3,327,202
 
1986
1,786,722
1,811,510
3,598,232
 
1987
1,952,477
1,971,339
3,923,816
 
1988
2,118,569
2,135,733
4,254,302
 
1989
2,323,497
2,291,502
4,614,999
 
1990
2,784,078
2,726,042
5,510,120
 
1991
3,107,987
3,030,863
6,138,850
 
1992
3,056,340
2,994,816
6,051,156
 
1993
3,061,278
3,000,814
6,062,092
 
1994
2,663,556
2,553,396
5,216,952
 
1995
2,528,964
2,450,843
4,979,807
 
1996
2,563,442
2,476,203
5,039,645
 
1997
2,610,493
2,540,626
5,151,119
4
1998
2,630,937
2,568,031
5,198,968
 
1999
2,823,757
2,721,563
5,545,320
2000
3,066,487
2,910,344
5,976,831
2001
2,916,963
2,770,596
5,687,559
2002
2,883,501
2,713,410
5,596,911
2003
2,794,306
2,646,901
5,441,207
2004
2,836,981
2,731,864
5,568,845
2005
2,789,113
2,724,696
5,513,809
2006
2,687,137
2,644,614
5,331,751
2007
2,478,404
2,568,296
5,046,700
2008
2,402,945
2,519,009
4,921,954
   
Total Vehicles
202,185,612
 

Notes:   Through 1971 only total volume records were kept.
  1. Toll collection on Eastbound only until 1962.
  2. Toll collection on Eastbound discontinued in Feb.1962 Canadians began collecting tolls on Eastbound and Westbound in August 1962
  3. Michigan began collecting toll on the Eastbound traffic again in 1971.
  4. BWB2 completed.
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