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The Ten Worst Holiday Bottlenecks in the New York Area

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:48 AM

There will be more cars out on the roads this week than any time during the year, motorists on the Whitestone Expressway, the Hutchinson Parkway, and the Pulaski Skyway will spend triple the time on the road that they normally would, according to a new report.

The New York University Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management  report says nine out of 10 Americans who travel this week do so by car, and AAA is predicting that the coming 11-day period will bring the highest traffic volume the country has seen in a decades.

The worst road in Manhattan this week? The FDR Drive during the evening rush.

Here's the Rudin Center List of What To Avoid

  • Whitestone Expressway: Exit 14/Linden Place to Whitestone Bridge (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Hutchinson Parkway: Cross-Country Parkway to Mamaroneck Road (When to avoid: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • Pulaski Skyway: I-95 to Tonnelle Avenue (When to avoid: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • I-84 near Waterbury, Conn.: Interstate 691 to Austin Road (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Major Deegan Expressway: Van Cortlandt Park to I-95 (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • I-95 in the Bronx/Manhattan: Exit 13/Conner Street to Fort Lee, N.J. (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Conn. Turnpike in New Haven: Marsh Hill Road to Ella Grasso Blvd (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Major Deegan Expressway: I-278 to I-95 (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • FDR Drive 34th Street to 116th Street (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Henry Hudson Parkway: 72nd Street to George Washington Bridge (When to avoid: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

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Comments [1]

Joseph

Amtrak would do well to buy some billboard space in November and December.

Dec. 19 2011 01:40 PM

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