Chicago highways home to top trucking bottlenecks

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Chicago has the worst truck-traffic congestion in the U.S., according to a new study issued Wednesday.

The Federal Highway Administration released a roster of 100 locations for the most severe trucking bottlenecks, and three of the 10 most congested corridors are in Chicago, including the top two.

No. 1 on the list is the junction between the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate Highway 290) and the Kennedy and Dan Ryan Expressways (Interstate Highway 90/94) in downtown known as the Circle Interchange.

In the No. 2 spot nationally is the Kennedy Expressway junction with the Edens Expressway (Interstate Highway 94) on the North Side, where the average speed during rush periods is also 23 mph, increasing to an average of 39 mph during off-peak hours, despite a 55 mph speed limit.

Full story: Chicago Tribune