DC Metro area makes another top ten list!
Our area has the honor of making yet another top ten list as the Federal Highway Administration put out it’s list of the nation’s top congested highway interchanges, detalied in this NBC4 article. In Maryland, the I270 interchange ranked as the 7th worst interchange and in 15th, the I495/I95 interchange in Maryland (go Maryland!!). I can personally attest to the fact that both interchanges suck majorly and the ranking should come as no surprise for those of us that have to put up with the drive on the beltway.
That said, I am a bit surprised that none of the VA interchanges made the list, though. I recall that not too long ago, the Springfield Interchange was listed as one of the most dangerous interchanges in the country, but that’s probably changed thanks to the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project. Of course, being dangerous and impeding commerce are two separate (but related) issues, so maybe it really isn’t a surprise?