Chart of the Day – 7 Most Congested Corridors in Metropolitan Minneapolis – St. Paul

Rank Metro Area Road From To Distance Freeflow Travel Time (min) Worst Peak Period Peak Travel Time (min) Peak Average Speed Peak Delay (min) Total Delay Per Year (hrs) Total Delay Per Year (days) Worst Day Hour Worst Day Hour Travel Time (min) Worst Day Hour Average Speed Worst Day Hour Delay (min)
42 Minneapolis I-94 WB MN-280/Exit 236 I-35W/11th St/Exit 233 4.09 4.3 PM 14.6 16.8 10.3 41.2 1.7 TH 5PM 23.1 10.6 18.7
81 Minneapolis I-35W SB I-94/17th Ave/11th Ave/Exit 17B Diamond Lake Rd/Exit 12B 7.67 8 PM 20.1 22.9 12.1 48.4 2 W 5PM 29.4 15.7 21.4
91 Minneapolis I-694 WB MN-49/Rice St/Exit 45 MN-51/Exit 42 3.88 3.8 PM 10.5 22.2 6.7 26.8 1.1 TH 5PM 17.9 13 14.2
121 Minneapolis MN-62 EB Gleason Rd CR-32/Penn Ave 4.55 4.7 PM 11.4 24 6.7 26.7 1.1 TH 5PM 17.5 15.6 12.9
127 Minneapolis I-494 WB 24th Ave/Exit 2 CR-32/Penn Ave/Exit 6 4.12 4.1 PM 9.8 25.2 5.7 22.9 1 TH 5PM 18.7 13.2 14.6
137 Minneapolis I-394 EB MN-100/Exit 5 US-12/Exit 8B 3.32 3.5 PM 8.3 24 4.8 19.4 0.8 TH 5PM 11.7 17.1 8.2
147 Minneapolis I-35W NB CR-C2/Exit 25A I-694/Exit 27 3.87 3.8 PM 8.5 27.4 4.7 18.9 0.8 TH 5PM 14.5 16.1 10.7

Today’s Chart of the Day is an extract from a Table from Inrix (a traffic data provider), which shows the 7 most congested corridors in region. The rank is national. So our worst corridor is only the 42nd worst in the US.

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3 Responses to Chart of the Day – 7 Most Congested Corridors in Metropolitan Minneapolis – St. Paul

  1. Alex March 6, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    What a joke. I wonder if there is a bus line in the Twin Cities that has a higher scheduled average speed than any of the “Worst Day Hour Average Speed” of the supposed most congested corridors. Thank you for providing these charts that prove what a bunch of entitled whiners drivers are.

  2. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke March 6, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    hey don’t forget, each minute of delay X every driver X every day X average salary = 1 gazillion dollars in lost productivity

    • Alex Cecchini
      Alex Cecchini March 6, 2014 at 10:28 am #

      If that time truly is so valuable to all those drivers (without questioning why they would move to a place with minimum 20 minute travel time to their jobs in the first place and then be shocked by peak-hour congestion), wouldn’t the most cost-effective strategy be to just start tolling every lane on every interstate and major urban highway (including both grade separated like 100/169/62 and ones with intersections like 55 and Hiawatha)?

      I say it half in jest, but seriously.. how would this be politically practical?

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