Pray That Your Travel Plans Don't Include The 10 Most Congested Roads In North America

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The joys of the holiday season are often overshadowed by hours of traffic jams on the way to Grandmother’s house. Just when you think traffic is going to start moving again you come to another dead stop and it feels like you’re just never going to get there.While holiday traffic seems to be inevitable, try avoiding these major highways (via Paul Kedrosky) with the most traffic in North America and maybe you’ll make it home without ripping out all of your hair.

#10 Toronto – Don Valley Parkway NB

The Don Valley Parkway in Toronto is a six lane highway stretching 9.3 miles. The parkway connects the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401. The speed limit tops off at 56 mph.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#9 Dallas – TX-366 EB

Texas State Highway 336 is a 14.506 mile highway beginning in Hildalgo, Texas.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#8 Boston – US-1 NB

This portion of the East coast highway enters the state from Rhode Island. Heavy traffic occurs on the portions closest to Boston.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#7 Los Angeles – 1-10EB

California State Route 1 begins in Orange County and runs along the Pacific coast. It passes through Los Angeles, where the heaviest traffic is, and on to Santa Monica and Malibu.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#6 New York City – Washington Bridge WB

The George Washington Bridge connects northern Manhattan to New Jersey. The westbound direction takes travellers from Manhattan to New Jersey over the Hudson River.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#5 Montreal – RTE-138 WB

Route 138 follows the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#4 Philadelphia – US-202 SB

Route 202 starts at the border of Delaware and Pennsylvania and runs through the southeastern part of the state.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#3 Montreal – AUT-15EB

Autoroute 15 starts at the border of the United States and Quebec. The highway stretches 109 miles long.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#2 New York City – Washington Bridge EB

The George Washington Bridge connects New Jersey to northern Manhattan. The eastbound direction takes travellers from New Jersey to Manhattan over the Hudson River.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

#1 New York City – Brooklyn Battery Tunnel NB

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. The tunnel passes underneath the East River.

Source: Navteq timing of typical rush hour

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