Gridlock Nation: America’s Five Worst Highways
[su_r_sky_ad]DC-based political paper The Hill is one of our favorite reads: 99% congressional wonky goodness and 1% government-related fun facts like this (hint: despite its depiction in movies and TV, Los Angeles does not have a monopoly on roadway gridlock by a long shot).
Millions of people traveling for Thanksgiving will face daunting traffic problems that critics say have been magnified by Washington’s inability to move a long-term bill to pay for new highway projects.
With a nor’easter bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard this Thanksgiving, it’s expected to be an especially brutal few days on the road.
Congress hasn’t approved a long-term highway bill since 2005, and it’s become much more difficult to move legislation since then because of a variety of reasons, including the end of earmarks that directed money toward specific lawmaker-backed projects and a financial crisis and recession that made it tougher to move big-budget bills.
Business groups, labor unions and other players have pressed Congress since then to focus on infrastructure, but to little avail. … Here are five of the worst stretches in the country. Be thankful if you’re not driving their this weekend. If you are, be thankful if you didn’t get stuck.
We’re not going to give away their choices, but we were surprised by a couple of them![su_center_ad]