America's 50 Worst Traffic Bottlenecks to Slow Your Holiday Travel
The holidays mean days off and parties and presents and traveling over hill and dale to visit family. Even if the trip isn't a long one, once you put everyone else on the road at the exact same time, it can be a bumper-to-bumper nightmare. Here's how your area stacks up compared to the rest of the US for worst traffic bottlenecks in America. Those who live in Chicago face the single worst bottleneck in the country on a daily basis. A single section of I-90 between Roosevelt Rd and N. Nagle Ave has an average backup of 12 miles and wastes 6,370,000 gallons of fuel annually. That sounds pretty bad, but the rest of the area is in good shape. That single spot might be the worst, but the place with the highest number of bottlenecks is much warmer with sunny skies and palm trees. RELATED: America's Worst Thanksgiving Traffic (and how to avoid it)
If you guessed Los Angeles, then give yourself a gold star. The city claims 6 of the top 10 worst bottlenecks in the country and the state claims 11 spots in the top twenty. There's a reason everyone in LA complains about traffic constantly.
Other top offenders include New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Eliminating the 30 worst bottlenecks in the country would save 35 million gallons of gas each year and give back millions of hours wasted in heavy traffic. Hopefully your holiday travel plan doesn't include any of the places on American Highway Users Alliance list of America's top 50 bottlenecks. If it does, good luck, and bring a snack.
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