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Study Reveals Most-Congested Highways


The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released announced the release of its 2014 Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations report.

The report details the “level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system.”

ARTI used custom software to analyze the findings.

ARTI’s report details the top 100 most-congested locations.

“ATRI’s identification of congestion impacts at freight-significant locations is a critical tool in the transportation planning toolbox.  Better-informed decisions mean more targeted infrastructure investment at critical freight nodes,” remarked Matt Hart, President of the Illinois Trucking Association and a member of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee.  “Here in Illinois we’re seeing first-hand how ATRI’s identification of the Circle Interchange as the number one freight bottleneck in previous studies led to a significant state investment to fix the chokepoint.”

Topping this year’s list as the most congested spot is the George Washington Bridge.  ARTI says construction of the bridge’s top deck created significant delays for drivers in 2013.

The top ten on ATRI’s list are, in rank order:

  1. FORT LEE, NJ: I-95 AT SR 4
  2. CHICAGO, IL: I-290 AT I-90/I-94
  3. ATLANTA, GA: I-285 AT I-85 (NORTH)
  4. CINCINNATI, OH: I-71 AT I-75
  5. HOUSTON, TX: I-45 AT US 59
  6. HOUSTON, TX: I-610 AT US 290
  7. ST. LOUIS, MO: I-70 AT I-64 (WEST)
  8. LOS ANGELES, CA: SR 60 AT SR 57
  9. LOUISVILLE, KY: I-65 AT I-64/I-71
  10. AUSTIN, TX: I-35

For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, click here.

ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.  It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system. 


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