TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A study done in late 2021 about hours lost in traffic found the average American lost 36 hours on the road thanks to congested lanes.
For Florida drivers, I-4 is the problem. A total of three Florida roadways made it on a list of worst places to be stuck in traffic in the country.
The study by INRIX found going westbound on I-4 led to an average of 74 hours lost. While the area listed for Florida’s I-4 is Orlando, I-4 isn’t the only problematic road to lose your time to traffic in the area. US-17 South also made the list, in addition to I-95 North in Miami.
There were three selections of Florida’s transport map that made it into the top 10 most congested U.S. Roads of 2021.
|Rank||Urban Area||Road||Peak Delay (Minutes)||Hours Lost|
|1||Los Angeles, Cali.||I-5 South||22||89|
|2||New York, N.Y.||I-27 West||20||77|
|3||Orlando, Fla.||I-4 West||19||74|
|4||Bridgeport, Conn.||I-95 North||18||72|
|5||Dublin, Cali.||I-580 East||15||62|
|6||Stamford, Conn.||I-95 North||15||61|
|7||Orlando, Fla.||US-17 South||15||59|
|8||Miami, Fla.||I-95 North||15||57|
|9||New York, N.Y.||I-95 South||13||55|
|10||Los Angeles, Cali.||I-10 East||14||55|
I-4 hits its biggest slog time in the area between Beachline Expressway to Florida State Road 429, according to the INRIX data, leading to a loss of 74 hours per year stuck on the road and unable to go.
Still in Orlando, the US-17 South slowdown hits hardest from U.S.-192 to The Oaks Boulevard, where drivers lose 59 hours each year. Down in Miami, drivers lose 57 hours per year on I-95 South from I-195 to 51st Street.
Still, the worst congested road of the whole country is in L.A., where I-5 South drags drivers along from Euclid Avenue to I-605, leading to 89 hours lost per year on just that one stretch of road. And I-5 South isn’t alone. Los Angeles drivers also get stuck on I-10 East, from Washington Boulevard to I-110, losing another 55 hours per year on their commutes.