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Decongesting: DC Area Drops to 5th Most Congested City

Heavy traffic still spinning its wheels in metropolitan area

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    Decongesting: DC Area Drops to 5th Most Congested City
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    The D.C. area drops from the fourth to the fifth most congested city in the country.

    Getting around town can be challenging for drivers in our region, and a new study bears that out.

    The INRIX National Traffic Study ranked the most congested cities in the country in 2008, and D.C. was fifth.

    The top four in order were Los Angeles, New York CityChicago and Dallas/Fort Worth.

    A similar study conducted in 2007 had Washington fourth and Dallas fifth.

    District Fifth Most Congested City in US

    [DC] District Fifth Most Congested City in US
    D.C. drops from fourth to fifth on a list of most-congested cities. Yep, that means traffic is pretty much as bad this year as it was last year.
    (Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009)

    The study also identified the 25 worst bottlenecks in our region. No. 1 is Interstate 395 northbound near the George Washington Parkway and the 14th Street Bridge in Arlington.