Southern California’s freeways are known to be among the most congested in the country and things just aren’t going to be getting any better anytime soon. For those who’s job it is to navigate these freeways this is not anything new. Bottlenecks are of special concern to truckers and unfortunately, Southern California has five of the country’s most congested bottlenecks.
Thanks to the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, there are many big rigs on Southland freeways. And now, a newly released report has found that Los Angeles County is has two of the country’s top 15 truck bottlenecks.
Recently a study was conducted by the American Transportation Institute. In the study it was revealed that seven of the worst truck bottlenecks in the United States are in California. Some of the more notable of the bottlenecks are well known by frustrated truckers who must navigate them more times than they would like to.
The 60 Freeway interchange with the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar has attained the ranking of number five on the list. Another well-known bottleneck is where the 710 freeway meets the 105 Freeway in the Paramount/Lynwood area, this one came in at number thirteen on the list.
Some other less notable yet just as frustrating bottlenecks can be found at the 15 and 91 junction which comes in at 45th on the list and at the 110 and 105 which is number 64. The 10 Freeway interchange with the 15 was also included on the list at number 27. There were also two interchanges in Oakland that made the top 65 worst bottlenecks list.
Yes, Southern California does have some of the worst bottlenecks for truck in the country but it’s not number one. That honor goes to Atlanta’s “Spaghetti Junction”, the interchange of interstate 285 and 85 North which is ranked as the most congested freight bottleneck in the country.