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The 10 most congested freeways in California

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • February 13, 2014 - 12:35 AM

Each year, California's Department of Transportation ranks the freeways where drivers spent the most time in heavy traffic. Here is the list of the Top 10 "most congested" freeways, on a county level, for 2012. Caltrans uses a metric called "vehicle hours of delay," which measures the extra time cars, trucks and buses spent on a road when they were going 35 mph or slower.

Route; County; "Vehicle Hours of Delay"

5; Los Angeles; 6,581,609

405; Los Angeles 5,722,148

101; Los Angeles; 4,516,141

60; Los Angeles; 4,440,585

5; Orange; 3,346,209

10; Los Angeles; 3,294,890

210; Los Angeles; 3,152,598

405; Orange; 3,119,284

580; Alameda; 2,648,174

80; Alameda; 2,520,715

Source: California Department of Transportation "Mile Marker" performance report, released February 2014.

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