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The most congested roads in the Chicago area

Updated: May 22, 2012 6:34PM


Chicago’s most congested stretch of road ranked 14th worst nationwide in 2011, compared to fourth the year before: The inbound Kennedy Expressway from the Sayre Avenue exit, through the Loop and onto the outbound Dan Ryan to Pershing Road during afternoon rush.

Here are the other Chicago-area roads that made the national rankings, noted by morning or afternoon rush hour, and with national rank in parentheses.

Outbound Stevenson Expressway from State Street to Pulaski Road. P.M. (17)

Outbound Eisenhower Expressway from Ashland Avenue to 9th Avenue. P.M. (22)

Inbound Dan Ryan from Roosevelt Road through the Loop to the I-294 interchange of the outbound Kennedy. P.M. (25)

Inbound Edens Expressway from Tower Road to the Kennedy merge. P.M. (44)

Inbound Illinois 53 from Higgins Road through I-290 into the Eisenhower to Austin Boulevard. P.M. (59)

Inbound Stevenson Expressway from LaGrange Road to Pulaski Road. A.M. (73)

Outbound Dan Ryan from 63rd Street to 87th Street. P.M. (119)

Inbound Interstate 57 from 115th Street to 95th Street. A.M. (146)

Gridlock central

The 10 worst metro areas for traffic congestion (2010 ranking in parentheses)

1. Honolulu (1)

2. Los Angeles (2)

3. San Francisco (6)

4. New York (3)

5. Bridgeport, Conn. (5)

6. Washington, D.C. (4)

7. Seattle (8)

8. Austin (14)

9. Boston (9)

10. Chicago (7)

Source: INRIX National Traffic Scorecard

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