• Atlanta's 'Spaghetti Junction' ranked No.1 truck bottleneck in U.S.

    By: Berndt Petersen

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    For another consecutive year, Atlanta's "Spaghetti Junction," the intersection of Interstates 285 and 85 North, tops an annual list of traffic hot spots published by the American Transportation Research Institute.

    The trucking industry group says "Spaghetti Junction" is the slowest interchange in the country.

    The men and women who haul heavy loads through Atlanta say it's the “worst anywhere.”

    Georgia Department of Transportation's Natalie Dale said the state's $11 billion highway overhaul will rebuild ramps and interchanges and add express lanes.

    "So, you've got so much work going on 285 in addition to the 285/400 reconstruction project that will get these interchanges moving," Dale said.

    Here are the Top 10 worst bottlenecks:

    1. Atlanta: I-285 and I-85 North 

    2. Fort Lee, NJ: I-95 at SR 4;

    3. Chicago: I-290 at I-90/I-94;

    4. Atlanta: I-75 at I-285 North;

    5. Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57;

    6. Boston: I-95 at I-90;

    7. Baltimore: I-695 at I-70;

    8. Queens, NY: I-495;

    9. Cincinnati: I-71 at I-75 and

    10. Louisville, KY: I-65 at I-64/I-71

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