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Westbound Highway 4 Most Congested Bay Area Commute

According to a recent national freeway traffic study by INRIX, a traffic data tracking firm, westbound Highway 4 from Hillcrest Avenue to Somersville Road on weekday mornings is the Bay Area's most congested commute corridor. On some weekday mornings it can take drivers almost 20 minutes to traverse the three-mile stretch.

The afternoon commute eastbound on Highway 4 through Pittsburg is almost as bad and was the second worst Bay Area corridor identified in the study. Six other Bay Area freeway corridors are in the list's top 100, including the eastbound afternoon commute on Interstate 580 from Eden Canyon Road in Castro Valley to El Charro Road in Livermore (ranked No. 3). Other Bay Area freeway stretches that ranked in the top 100 were evening commutes on westbound Highway 24 in Orinda headed toward the Caldecott Tunnel and the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to Treasure Island. The morning commute at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza and the evening drive in Fremont on northbound Interstate 680 between Scott Creek Road and Mission Road also were in the Top 100.

[Source: Contra Costa Times]