ATRI’s annual list of truck bottlenecks released

Report lists top 100 out of 250 locations studied

Posted January 27, 2017

For the second year in a row, Atlanta’s “Spaghetti Junction” — the intersection of Interstates 285 and 85 North — is ranked as the most congested bottleneck in the United States for commercial vehicles. This is according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) annual research.

ATRI’s “2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List” studied 250 sites on the national highway system to come up with the top 100 most congested locations. It analyzed data from over 600,000 heavy-duty trucks GPS systems, along with information provided by trucking operations, in order to rank each location’s level of congestion. The data is associated with the Federal Highway Administration-sponsored Freight Performance Measures initiative.

Following have been identified as the top 10 bottleneck locations for commercial vehicles:

  1. I-285 at I-85 North, in Atlanta
  2. I-95 at State Route 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey
  3. I-290 at I-90/94 in Chicago
  4. I-65 at I-64/71 in Louisville, Kentucky
  5. I-71 at I-75 in Cincinnati
  6. SR 60 at SR 57 in Los Angeles
  7. SR 18 at SR 167 in Auburn, Washington
  8. I-45 at US 59 in Houston
  9. I-75 at I-285 North in Atlanta
  10. I-5 at I-90 in Seattle

For the entire report, visit the ATRI website.


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