Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight Significant Highway Locations – 2014

Using data associated with the FHWA-sponsored Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the 2014 Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations. The measures resulting from this ongoing analysis quantify the impact of traffic congestion on truck-borne freight at 250 specific locations. The information provided through this effort can empower decision-making in both the private and public sectors by allowing stakeholders to better understand the severity of congestion and mobility constraints on the U.S. highway transportation system. This is of particular importance as the nation weighs the needs and resources available to populate the nation’s next transportation funding bill. On a state and local level, this research can inform local investment decisions that can directly improve supply chain efficiency.This “bottleneck” analysis incorporates and synthesizes several unique components, including a massive database of truck GPS data at freight-significant locations throughout the United States (U.S.), and an algorithm that quantifies the impact of congestion on truck-based freight. Since its inception, the monitored list has grown to 250 freight-significant locations. In addition, the annual reports provide a chronological repository of mobility profiles, whereby congestion changes can be assessed over time. This, in turn, allows transportation analysts and planners to conduct performance benchmarking and identification of influential factors contributing to congestion and the requisite consequences on truck-freight mobility.

  • The top 100 congestion profiles are listed in rank-order by congestion level in the table below.  You may view a location by clicking a location hyperlink.  You may also sort any column by clicking header in that column.
Congestion RankingLocation DescriptionStateAverage SpeedPeak Average SpeedNon-Peak Average SpeedNon-Peak/
Peak Ratio
1Fort Lee, NJ: I-95 at SR 4NJ3630381.25
2Chicago, IL: I-290 at I-90/I-94IL3023331.42
3Atlanta, GA: I-285 at I-85 (North)GA4230491.61
4Cincinnati, OH: I-71 at I-75OH4739501.27
5Houston, TX: I-45 at US 59TX3929441.52
6Houston, TX: I-610 at US 290TX4234461.34
7St. Louis, MO: I-70 at I-64 (West)MO4339451.14
8Los Angeles, CA: SR 60 at SR 57CA4739501.27
9Louisville, KY: I-65 at I-64/I-71KY4741491.21
10Austin, TX: I-35TX3622431.93
11Chicago, IL: I-90 at I-94 (North)IL3521411.94
12Dallas, TX: I-45 at I-30TX4233461.39
13Houston, TX: I-10 at I-45TX4636501.38
14Atlanta, GA: I-75 at I-285 (North)GA4837521.39
15Denver, CO: I-70 at I-25CO4337461.26
16Houston, TX: I-10 at US 59TX4736521.46
17Los Angeles, CA: I-710 at I-105CA4536491.37
18Baton Rouge, LA: I-10 at I-110LA4436481.33
19Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN: I-35W at I-494MN4636501.40
20Seattle, WA: I-5 at I-90WA3829421.47
21Hartford, CT: I-84 at I-91CT4737511.36
22Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610 (North)TX4838521.36
23Atlanta, GA: I-20 at I-285 (East)GA4944511.18
24Auburn, WA: SR 18 at SR 167WA4842511.23
25Atlanta, GA: I-20 at I-285 (West)GA5045521.15
26Brooklyn, NY: I-278 at Belt ParkwayNY4034421.21
27Ft. Worth, TX: I-35W at I-30TX4639491.26
28Nashville, TN: I-24 at I-440 (North)TN4942531.26
29Norwalk, CT: I-95CT4338441.16
30Chicago, IL: I-90 at I-94 (South)IL4740501.26
31Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN: I-35W at I-94MN4031451.48
32Milwaukee, WI: I-94 at I-894WI4637511.38
33Houston, TX: I-10 at I-610 (West)TX5042531.25
34Philadelphia, PA: I-76 at I-676PA3730391.28
35Seattle, WA: I-90 at I-405WA4131471.53
36Vancouver, WA: I-5 at Columbia RiverWA4338451.20
37San Bernardino, CA: I-10 at I-15CA5045521.17
38Indianapolis, IN: I-65 at I-70 (North)IN5248531.10
39Corona, CA: I-15 at SR 91CA4332481.51
40Stamford, CT: I-95CT4436461.27
41Nashville, TN: I-40 at I-65 (East)TN4636511.41
42Cincinnati, OH: I-75 at I-74OH4942521.23
43Indianapolis, IN: I-65 at I-70 (South)IN5249531.07
44New Haven, CT: I-95 at I-91CT4539471.20
45Dallas, TX: US 75 at I-635TX4838521.36
46Tacoma, WA: I-5 at I-705/SR 16WA4943521.20
47Oakland, CA: I-880 at I-238CA4637501.34
48Detroit, MI: I-94 at I-75MI4840511.26
49Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN: I-35W at I-694MN4839531.36
50Houston, TX: I-610 at US 59 (West)TX4334481.40
51Portland, OR: I-5 at I-84OR3729411.44
52Oakland, CA: I-80 at I-580/I-880CA3725431.71
53Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: I-90 at I-290NY4845491.10
54Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610 (South)TX4636521.44
55Los Angeles, CA: I-110 at I-105CA4334461.35
56Kansas City, MO: I-70 at I-670 at US 71MO5047511.09
57Columbus, OH: I-71 at I-70OH4840521.29
58Washington, DC: I-95 at I-495 (North)DC4938531.38
59Port Huron, MI: I-94 at I-69MI4446440.96
60Phoenix, AZ: I-17 at I-10AZ5143541.24
61Atlanta, GA: I-20 at I-75/I-85GA4535491.41
62Tampa , FL: I-4 at I-275FL4132461.44
63Denver, CO: I-25 at I-76CO5145541.20
64Federal Way, WA: SR 18 at I-5WA5246541.17
65Philadelphia, PA: I-76 at I-476PA4841521.27
66Detroit, MI: I-75 at I-696MI4839531.35
67Camden, NJ: I-76 at I-676NJ4443451.03
68Boston, MA: I-95 at I-93 (North)MA4737511.38
69Dayton, OH: I-75 at US 35OH5048511.06
70Baltimore, MD: I-95 at I-695 (South)MD5147531.14
71Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN: I-35E at I-94MN4535491.41
72Memphis, TN: I-40 at I-240 (East)TN5145541.19
73Bridgeport, CT: I-95 at RT 8CT5143541.26
74Houston, TX: I-45 at Sam Houston Tollway (North)TX5143551.26
75Washington, DC: I-495 at I-270 (East)DC4734521.52
76Birmingham, AL: I-65 at I-20AL5349541.12
77Charter Oak Bridge, CT: I-91CT5247541.14
78Waterbury, CT: I-84 at SR 8CT4943511.20
79Parsippany , NJ: I-80 at I-287NJ5146541.17
80Providence, RI: I-95 at I-195RI4537481.30
81Las Vegas, NV: I-15 at I-515NV4944521.18
82Manhasset, NY: I-495 at Shelter Rock RoadNY4539481.22
83Pittsburgh, PA: I-70 at I-79 (East)PA5352531.02
84Boston, MA: I-93 at SR 3MA4230481.61
85Tacoma, WA: I-5 at SR 512WA5248541.11
86Lynnwood, WA: I-5 at I-405WA5041541.32
87Richmond, VA: I-95 at I-64 (North)VA4948491.02
88Atlanta, GA: I-75 at I-85GA4634501.46
89Nashville, TN: I-65 at I-24TN5348551.15
90Baltimore, MD: I-95 at I-395MD5046521.12
91Jacksonville, FL: I-10 at I-95FL4942521.26
92Morristown, NJ: I-287 at SR 24NJ5143541.24
93Elmsford, NY: I-287 at I-87NY4942521.23
94Indianapolis, IN: I-465 at I-69IN5350551.11
95Atlanta, GA: I-75 at I-675GA5349551.12
96Houston, TX: I-10 at I-610 (East )TX5451551.08
97Everett, WA: I-5 at US 2WA5145531.17
98El Paso, TX: I-10 at I-110/US 54TX5247531.13
99Charlotte, NC: I-77 at I-485 (South)NC5451551.08
100Baltimore, MD: I-95 at I-695 (North)MD5246541.18