I-494 among nation's worst commutes


Interstate I-494 is one of the worst commutes in the United States, according to The Daily Beast. Based data from traffic-tracker firm INRIX, the website put the interstate at the 17th most irksome corridor in the country. Here's how I-494 breaks down:

Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 184

Worst bottleneck: Westbound, Lyndale Ave/Exit 4

Length of worst bottleneck: .49 mi

Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 32

Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 19.8 mph

The nation's worst commute? Not surprisingly, L.A.'s Hollywood Freeway with 686 weekly hours of bottleneck congestion during which time the average speed is 14 mph.