Anew report out today names the top ten congested “chokepoints” in the region. Not surprisingly, a few of them are major arteries in the city, including the number one spot: The I-395 entrance around 4th Street in the Mount Vernon Square area. The report was released by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
If you lived here, you’d be home right now!*
*Unless its midday, or god forbid, rush hour. Then you’re looking at about twenty more minutes in the car.
Here’s the entire group, and if that’s a bit tough to read, check out the list below:
Most congested freeway chokepoints:
(1) Southbound I-395 (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) from 4th St. to U.S. Route 1*
(2) Westbound 11th St. Bridge (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) from I-295 to Southeast Freeway
(3) Northbound I-395 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) from 11th St. to Pennsylvania Ave
(4) Outer Loop I-495 (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) from New Hampshire Ave. to U.S. 29*
- Inner Loop I-495 (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Georgetown Pike to George Washington Parkway
- Northbound I-395 (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.) from U.S. Route 1 to 12th St.
- Eastbound I-66 HOV (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) from VA 243 to I-495*
- Eastbound I-66 (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) from VA 267 to VA 693
- Inner Loop I-495 (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) from MD 187 to I-270
- Northbound I-95 (7:00 to 8:00 a.m.) from VA 644 to I-495
*Indicates that these locations experienced an increase in congestion from 2005.