Metro Lists 'Worst Traffic Tie-Ups'
November 24, 2008 at 11:45 AM (PT)
METRO NETWORKS is celebrating THANKSGIVING by releasing its list of the "worst traffic tie-ups in AMERICA." Topping the list is I-95 along the NEW YORK-PHILADELPHIA-WASHINGTON corridor, with the stretch through NEW JERSEY (GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE to DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE, part of which is technically not I-95), being considered the worst.
Also on the list: the westbound MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE from BOSTON to I-84; the 5 freeway (GOLDEN STATE/SANTA ANA FREEWAY) through greater LOS ANGELES from the GRAPEVINE to ORANGE COUNTY, I-95 between SPRINGFIELD and FREDERICKSBURG, VA; the THROGS NECK and WHITESTONE BRIDGES between the BRONX and QUEENS, I-80 from SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND to LAKE TAHOE; the southbound NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE at the DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE (so bad, it's listed twice); the PALMETTO EXPRESSWAY in MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL between OKEECHOBEE ROAD and just south of the DOLPHIN EXPRESSWAY; TEXAS STATE HWY. 121 in COLLIN COUNTY, north of DALLAS, clogged with STONEBRIAR CENTRE shopping traffic between U.S. 75 and I-35E; and the approach on the U.S. side of the AMBASSADOR BRIDGE between DETROIT and WINDSOR, with I-75 torn up and closed by road construction at the bridge and traffic forced off to local roads at CLARK STREET. ATLANTA's PERIMETER HIGHWAY and GEORGIA 400 and HOUSTON's I-610 West near the GALLERIA are given "honorable mention" status.
"THANKSGIVING is the most dangerous holiday for drivers, so it’s even more important to avoid traffic congestion when traveling," said EVP of Broadcast Operations JOHN FRAWLEY. "The increase of drivers on the roads magnifies the demand for accurate, real-time traffic information while drivers are actually on the roads. METRO NETWORKS meets that demand with state-of-the-art technology that tracks actual road speeds in real-time, points out unforeseen delays and suggests less congested alternative routes."