The American Transportation Research Institute recently released its 2022 Top Truck Bottleneck list, measuring the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system.
Minnesota made the list for two locations:
#72- Minneapolis/ St. Paul I-35E at I-94
#84- Minneapolis/ St. Paul I-35W at I-494
ATRI’s analysis, which utilized data from 2021, found traffic levels rebounded across the country as more Americans returned to work and consumer demand for goods and services continued to grow. Consequently, supply chain bottlenecks occurred throughout the country. Average rush hour truck speeds were 38.6 MPH, down more than 11 percent from the previous year.
The analysis, based on truck GPS data from over 1 million freight trucks uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location.
The top ten bottlenecks in the country were as follows:
Fort Lee, NJ I-95 and SR 4
Cincinnati: I-71 at I-75
Houston: I-45 at I-69/US 59
Atlanta: I-285 at I-85 (North)
Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)
Chicago: I-290 at I-90/I-94
Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
Dallas: I-45 at I-30
San Bernardino, California: I-10 at I-15
Chattanooga, Tennessee: I-75 at I-24