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TribBlog: Avoid These Roads

This week, The Daily Beast released its list of the 75 worst commutes in the country. Is yours on it?

If there’s one thing Texas city-dwellers have in common, it’s a sense that too much of their time is spent sitting in traffic.

This week, The Daily Beast released its list of the 75 worst commutes in the country.  Surprising to few, Texas secures an impressive five spots on the list. Highest among them is Austin — ranked 4th in the country. 

Here’s they are in order of worst to best:

#4, I-35, Austin
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 460
Worst bottleneck: Northbound, Riverside Dr
Length of worst bottleneck: .92 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 47
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 16.2 mph

#12, Loop 610, surrounds Houston
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 189
Worst bottleneck: Southbound, Farm-to-Market Rd 1093/Westheimer Rd/Exit 8
Length of worst bottleneck: .16 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 34
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 21.9 mph

#15, Loop 820, surrounds Dallas-Fort Worth
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 172
Worst bottleneck: Westbound, Rufe Snow Drive/Exit 20
Length of worst bottleneck: .85 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 41
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 20.1 mph

#38, Loop 410, surrounds San Antonio
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 71
Worst bottleneck: Northbound, I 35 (San Antonio)
Length of worst bottleneck: .45 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 29
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 13.9 mph

#40, I-10, El Paso
Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 39
Worst bottleneck: Eastbound, Ranch Road 2316/McRae Blvd/Exit 28A
Length of worst bottleneck: .96 mi
Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 12
Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 26

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