No one likes traffic, and to get stuck in it can be a real pain no matter where you are, but 3 Florida roads made a list of the worst traffic spots in the U.S.
I was just talking to a friend in Chicago, where I’m from, about how I miss the city sometimes but do NOT miss the traffic. Sometimes it would take me 3 hours in traffic to get downtown, a drive that would usually take just over an hour.
You forget living in SWFL about big city traffic until you drive to Miami, Orlando, or even Tampa sometimes you can get stuck.
Well, a study by INRIX, that was done last year about hours lost sitting in traffic found that the average American lost 36 hours on the road thanks to congested lanes.
For Florida drivers, there’s 3 roads that contributed in a big way to time being lost sitting at a standstill on the highway.
When I was driving to Orlando last Friday, I got stuck in that lovely I-4 traffic, and it took me an hour longer than usual. On I-4, going westbound, an average of 74 hours are lost. US-17 South also made the list, as did I-95 North in Miami.
If you think that’s bad, it’s WAY worse in L.A. On I-5 South, from Euclid Avenue to I-605, 89 hours are lost each year on just that one part of the road. Drivers in L.A. also get stuck on I-10 East, losing another 55 hours per year during their commute.