ATRI’s annual report lists top 100 bottlenecks for trucking

‘Spaghetti Junction’ wins top honor (again)

Posted January 26, 2018

The most congested stretch of U.S. highway for truckers is Atlanta’s “Spaghetti Junction,” the intersection of Interstates 285 and 85 North, according to American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). It is the third year the intersection has been ranked number one.

Annually, ATRI releases it list of the top 100 bottlenecks across the United States for truckers. The “2018 Top Truck Bottleneck List” studied 300 locations of the national highway system. GPS information from more than 800,000 heavy-duty trucks was analyzed to arrive at the list. ATRI’s data is also used to support the Freight Performance Measures initiative, which is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.

Following are the remaining top 10 locations from ATRI’s study:

2. Fort Lee, New Jersey: I-95 at SR 4
3. Chicago, Illinois: I-290 at I-90/I-94
4. Atlanta, Georgia: I-75 at I-285 (North)
5. Los Angeles, California: SR 60 at SR 57
6. Boston, Massachusetts: I-95 at I-90
7. Baltimore, Maryland: I-695 at I-70
8. Queens, New York: I-495
9. Cincinnati, Ohio: I-71 at I-75
10. Louisville, Kentucky: I-65 at I-64/I-71


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