Study: Nation's 22nd Worst Commute in Atlanta

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Video: Atlanta has the 22nd Worst Commute in the Nation

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(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Atlanta's traffic is often miserable, but it's not as bad as you think when compared with other major metro areas.

According to research published Wednesday from traffic consulting firm INRIX Inc. and The Daily Beast, Atlanta has the 22nd worst peak-hour congestion in the United States. Specifically, the reported cited Interstate 75 and its 250 hours of bottleneck congestion every week.

The worst part of I-75 is southbound at US 41/Northside Drive/Exit 252 -- an 0.8-mile stretch that logs some 23 hours of bottleneck congestion every week.

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The traffic research companies based the rankings on peak road travel time compared with during free-flow hours, and the report identified roadways with the longest hours of bottleneck congestion.

The worst traffic in America can be found on The Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles, followed by the Lunalilo Freeway of Honolulu, The Capital Beltway in Washington, D.C., Interstate 35 in Austin, and the James Lick Freeway (US 101) in San Francisco.

(Courtesy: The Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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