Thanksgiving Travel – Top 10 Most Congested Roads

cars in traffic at night

For the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, thousands of cars will be on the road as people throughout the US travel to be with friends and family. About 91% of Thanksgiving trips are made by car. What does that mean for carriers? Hours added to travel time.

Last year, congestion on the nation’s highways added over $9.2 billion in operation costs to the trucking industry. California led the nation with over $1.7 billion in costs.

The Weather Channel’s list of America’s top 10 most congested roads stem from these cities:

  1. I-95 Corridor (I-95 from NYC to Washington DC) – Some experts estimate that this 225-mile trek is the slowest stretch of highway nationwide during the holiday season.
  2. Boston (Westbound Massachusetts Turnpike from downtown Boston to I-84 in Sturbridge)
  3. Chicago (Borman Expressway I-80/I-94, the Tri-State Tollway)
  4. NYC (Throgs Neck Bridge and Whitestone Bridge)
  5. San Francisco (Eastbound I-80 to Sacramento and Tahoe)
  6. Atlanta (I-285 in both directions between I-75 and I-85)
  7. Washington DC (I-495 from Merrifield VA to Landover MD)
  8. Dallas (I-35)
  9. Detroit (Northbound US-23 and Northbound I-75 merge)
  10. Miami (The Palmetto Expressway near MIA)

What routes would you add to this list?

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