by Ken Presley

Bus and motorcoach drivers likely know these traffic hot spots by heart. These intersections often create traffic jams for miles, regardless of the time of day.   

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released their report on the top 100 truck bottlenecks. The results, although not surprising, show some significant change since 2015. Below are the top 10 spots in the country along with their ranking in an ATRI report issued in November 2015.

In the 2015 report, Houston had three spots in the top 10, now they have only one; trading places with Atlanta which now has three locations in the top 10. Atlanta’s Spaghetti Junction (I285 @ I85), formerly number 1 on the 2015 list moved to number 2, ceding the number 1 spot drivers traveling to New York City know all too well. Fort Lee, NJ (I95 @ SR 4). 

The slowest going is in Chicago along I290 @ I90/94 with an average speed of 21.7 miles per hour. That dips to 16.1 mph during peak periods.