Study Shows Fairfield County Drivers Spent 42 Hours In Traffic Jams

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A recent report says Fairfield County drivers spent an average of 42 in traffic in 2013.
A recent report says Fairfield County drivers spent an average of 42 in traffic in 2013. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A recent report released by INRIX National Traffic revealed that Fairfield County drivers spent approximately 42 hours snarled in traffic jams in 2013. 

The 42.1 hours in gridlock constitutes a 9 percent increase over the 38.6 hours drivers spent in traffic in 2012. 

The Metropolitan Statistical Area used for the survey included Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk. 

INRIX identified the worst traffic corridors in each area. In Fairfield County, the worst traffic can be found:

  • On Interstate 95 North from Exit 3 to Exit 21 (Greenwich-Stamford-Darien-Norwalk-Westport-Fairfield)
  • On Interstate 95 South from Exit 27 to Exit 22 (Bridgeport-Fairfield)
  • On Interstate 95 South from Exit 19 to Exit 13 (Fairfield-Wstport-Norwalk-Darien)
  • On the Merritt Parkway North from Exit 34 to Exit 42 (Stamford-New Canaan-Norwalk-Westport)
  • On the Merritt Parkway South from Exit 47 to Exit 41 (Trumbull-Fairfield-Westport)

The Top 10 Worst Cities for Traffic in America in 2013, along with total annual hours wasted in traffic, were:

1) Los Angeles (64 hours, up 5 hours from 2012)
2) Honolulu (60 hours, up 10 hours from 2012)
3) San Francisco (56 hours, up 7 hours from 2012)
4) Austin (41 hours, up 3 hours from 2012)
5) New York (53 hours, up 3 hours from 2012)
6) Bridgeport (42 hours, up 3 hours from 2012)
7) San Jose (35 hours, up 4 hours from 2012)
8) Seattle (37 hours, up 2 hours from 2012)
9) Boston (38 hours, up 7 hours from 2012)
10) Washington, D.C. (40 hours, down 1 hour from 2012)

Click here to read the full INRIX study. 

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So Start earlier in the morning, CAR POOL, or get another job !!!