Parkway East, West among the most congested U.S. roads, study finds | TribLIVE.com
Allegheny

Parkway East, West among the most congested U.S. roads, study finds

Madasyn Czebiniak
740689_web1_Parkway-East--2-

This isn’t news to anyone who regularly travels Interstate 376 around Pittsburgh, but the highway ranked as one of the most congested roads in the country, according to a recent study.

I-376, known as the Parkway West and Parkway East between I-79 in Robinson and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville, was rated the fifth most congested road in the United States last year, the INRIX Inc. study showed. The study ranked congestion in more than 200 cities in 38 countries by estimating daily and yearly delays.

On I-376, drivers face a daily delay of 18 minutes, or about 72 hours per year.

The scorecard also analyzed congestion and the severity of it in the top 60 urban areas in the United States.

Pittsburgh ranked seventh in hours lost because of congestion. Boston, Washington, Seattle, Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles took the top six spots.

Americans in 2018 lost an average of 97 hours due to congestion, costing them nearly $87 billion or an average of $1,348 per driver, according to the study.

The average Pittsburgh driver lost 127 hours last year to congestion. It cost the city $1.2 billion or an average of $1,776 per driver, according to the scorecard.

“Congestion costs Americans billions of dollars each year. It will continue to have serious consequences for national and local economies, businesses and citizens in the years to come,” INRIX transportation analyst Trevor Reed said in a statement. “If we’re to avoid traffic congestion becoming a further drain on our economy, we must invest in intelligent transportation systems to tackle our mobility challenges.”

To see more results, click here.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.