America's Top 10 Most Congested Roads


Home to six major interstates, Atlanta is a major checkpoint for driving destinations across the Southeast. Interstate 285 is the busiest of Atlanta's interstates with an astounding 2 million daily drivers. Add extra holiday travelers and shoppers to the mix, and frustration will be cooking in Atlanta.

#7: Washington, D.C. -- Interstate 495 from Merrifield, Va., to Landover, Md.

The Beltway, as I-495 is called, encircles the nation's capital city, and locals joke that its rush hour is 24 hours a day. Only spanning 30 miles, this stretch can easily take hours to traverse and is at its worst at Thanksgiving.

#8: Dallas -- Interstate 35

More than 3.5 million people make this particular stretch of road a travel headache. According to officials at the Texas DOT, half of Dallas metro residents live along a 50-mile stretch of I-35 and hit the roads en masse during the holidays.

#9: Detroit -- Northbound US-23 and Northbound I-75 Merge

This stretch of road near Flint, Mich., attracts people fleeing to the beautiful northern Michigan forests for turkey and fun. Cabin owners, resort seekers and deer hunters flock north from Detroit, Indiana, Ohio and even Chicago.

#10: Miami -- The Palmetto Expressway near Miami International Airport

The Palmetto Expressway is one of the most heavily traveled roads in the Miami area, which gets particularly backed up from Okeechobee Road to south of the Dolphin Expressway. Adding travelers flying into and driving from Miami can create a travel nightmare. Luckily, they will enjoy warm spring-like temperatures along the drive.

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