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Minnesota Makes ATRI's List of 2024 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released its 13th annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.

The 2024 Top Truck Bottleneck List measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 325 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on an extensive database of freight truck GPS data, 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.

In 2023, Minnesota made the list for three locations, but this year only had one in the top 100:

#56: Minneapolis- St.Paul I-35W at I-494

For the sixth year in a row, the intersection of I-95 and SR 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey is once again the Number One freight bottleneck in the country. The remaining Top 10 bottlenecks include:

  • Chicago: I-294 at I-290/I-88

  • Chicago: I-55

  • Houston: I-45 at I-69/US 59

  • Atlanta: I-285 at I-85 (North)

  • Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)

  • Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57

  • Houston: I-10 at I-45

  • Atlanta: I-285 at SR 400

  • Nashville: I-24/I-40 at I-440 (East)

ATRI’s analysis, which utilized data from 2023, found traffic conditions continue to deteriorate from recent years, in some instances due to work zones resulting from increased infrastructure investment. Average rush hour truck speeds were 34.4 MPH, down nearly four percent from the previous year. Among the top-10 locations, average rush hour truck speeds were 28.5 MPH. 

See all the top 100 locations on the list here:



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