The American Transportation Research Institute issued its annual list of the most congested bottlenecks in America for freight haulers.
For the third straight year, Atlanta’s “Spaghetti Junction” – the intersection of Interstates 285 and 85 North — is the most congested freight bottleneck in the country, according to ATRI, the research affiliate of American Trucking Associations.
The rest of the Top 10 are:
- Fort Lee, New Jersey: I-95 at SR 4.
- Chicago: I-290 at I-90/I-94.
- Atlanta: I-75 at I-285 (North).
- Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57.
- Boston: I-95 at I-90.
- Baltimore: I-695 at I-70.
- Queens, New York: I-495.
- Cincinnati: I-71 at I-75.
- Louisville, Kentucky: I-65 at I-64/I-71.
“Unfortunately, as ATRI’s report shows, increasingly our trucks are not moving because of congestion, choke points and bottlenecks on an aging highway system,” said Dennis Nash, chief executive officer of Kenan Advantage Group.
“Addressing congestion and delays at these key interchanges and highways can make our supply chain more efficient, improve the environment by reducing fuel burn and save Americans countless hours of delay and added costs,” he added.
ATA President Chris Spear also remarked, “Safe and efficient movement of freight should be a top priority in any infrastructure package, and this report identifies areas where investment is most needed.”