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No shock here, but L.A. a leader in congested U.S. freeways

November 16, 2011 | 11:57 am

This isn't exactly breaking news: Los Angeles' freeways are among the most congested in the country.

In a study of 328 stretches of highway across the United States, Los Angeles snagged seven of the 10 most congested spots, according to a study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.

The slowest portion of highway in the country is the three-mile stretch of the 110 Freeway downtown near Dodger Stadium, the study said.

The report estimates that 1.4 million hours of delay per mile are are spent each year by commuters sitting in traffic on the 110 Freeway between Interstate 10 and Stadium Way, wasting 2.1 million gallons of gasoline.

The second-worst highway is also the 110 Freeway in the area just south of the 10 stretching to the 105 Freeway.

Third place went to the 405 Freeway from the 105 Freeway to Getty Center Drive on the Westside.

The study also identified three freeways where commuters waste the most gas: the southbound 101 Freeway between Woodland Hills and Downtown L.A., the northbound 405 from LAX to Getty Center Drive, and the eastbound 91 Freeway from Anaheim Hills to Corona.


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