ARLINGTON, VA – A new listing shows what parts of the U.S. truck drivers and fleets may want to avoid the most because of big traffic delays.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) annual truck bottleneck listing places the intersection of I-285 and I-85 in Atlanta GA as the worst in the country.
Known by local commuters as “Spaghetti Junction,” it is not only the confluence of two highly traveled interstates, but also provides ramps to four secondary roadways.
Coming in second is I-290 at I-90/I-94 in Chicago; followed by I-94 at State Route 4 in Fort Lee, NJ; I-65 at I-64/I-71 in Louisville, KY; with I-610 at US 290 in Houston, TX rounding out the top five. In fact four of the top 10 truck chokepoints are located in Houston.
The ranking were determined by ATRI’s 2015 Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations. It assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system, using several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with data from trucking operations to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location.
Below are the sixth through 10th worst truck bottlenecks.
Houston, TX: I-10 at I-45
Cincinnati, OH: I-71 at I-75
Houston, TX: I-45 at US 59
Los Angeles, CA: SR 60 at SR 57
Houston, TX: I-10 at US 59
For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations go the ATRI website.