Commuters traveling on the Parkway West into Pittsburgh have to contend with some of the most congested roadways in the country, according to a study released by traffic data firm INRIX.
The three-mile stretch along Interstate 376 East from Green Tree to the Fort Pitt tunnel has been named as the ninth most heavily trafficked corridor in the country.
Rounding out the top eight were routes in either the New York and Los Angeles metro areas, making Pittsburgh's Parkway the most congested corridor outside of the Big Apple and the City of Angels.
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It takes motorists an average of 13 minutes with a nine-minute delay in peak traffic hours to travel three-mile stretch from Green Tree to the tunnels, according to INRIX.
Motorists who travel any of corridors in INRIX's top ten experience up to 60 hours of delay each year on their afternoon commutes alone. If you drive any of INRIX's top-ten most congested corridors during rush hour each day, you spend three weeks a year stuck in traffic.
Asked about whether a "mega project" could remedy the situation, Dan Cessna, district executive for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, said, "In our currently constrained financial situation, no. It's that simple. There's no place in the current funding program or the long-range plan that looks at any significant changes to the Parkway West."
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This story originally appeared on Robinson-Moon Patch.