Editor’s note: The only thing I would add is that I might start this at Royersford or Collegeville. However, I don’t miss that drive after doing it for almost 20 years!
Commuters who drive on Interstate 676 between I-95 and I-76 or on state Route 611 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 during rush hour spend 125 hours a year sitting in traffic.
Those are the worst commutes in the region, according to a new report from TRIP, a transportation research group backed by advocates for highway improvements.
Besides the lost hours due to congestion, drivers on those stretches of I-676 and Route 611 also waste 54 gallons of gas per year, TRIP’s report found. Here are the routes the organization says are the worst commutes in the Philadelphia region, based on time and fuel lost due to traffic congestion during peak hours: