A national transportation research group named seven spots in Jefferson County among the top ten worst spots for traffic in Alabama.
The worst "chokepoint" was actually in South Alabama, the I-10 Wallace Tunnels in Mobile. But the Birmingham metro area dominates nearly all of the top ten.
The study of the worst 40 spots is produced by TRIP and aims to offer solutions to traffic problems. In its report on Alabama's worst spots, most of the suggestions were based on improving alternate routes to draw people away from the trouble spots, and to improve the interchanges.
The report says that traffic in Alabama has increased by 40-percent from 42 billion miles of travel to 59 billion miles between 1990 and 2008. A report from the Reason Foundation found that congestion in the Birmingham area is expected to more than double by 2030 without any improvements.
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