If you're excited to sit in traffic, there's reason to celebrate on the Westside.
I-405 Freeway through Los Angeles serves an estimated 379,000 vehicles
per day, once again making it the busiest interstate freeway in the
country, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.
The report also shows people drove more than 84.7 billion miles on
California highways in 2011 – more than 900 times the distance from
Earth to the Sun – making the Golden State’s highways the nation’s
“Better information means cities and states can more efficiently target
congestion and help people get home from work faster,” U.S.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a press release. “Over the past four years, DOT
has improved more than 331,000 miles of roads with federal funds, but we
know there’s a lot of work that still needs to be done.
The I-5, I-10 and I-110, which all pass through L.A., were named the busiest interstate freeways.
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project by Metro aims to add an HOV
lane and additional lanes to the freeway, yet critics believe it won't
truly solve L.A.'s behemoth gridlock problem.