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Brent Spence, 275 Interchange Among Nation's Top Traffic Bottlenecks

The Brent Spence Bridge finds itself on another national list this week.

The American Transportation Research Institute released its top 100 "truck bottleneck" spots and the Brent Spence landed at number 5, up two spots from last year. The list was first noted locally by WCPO. Earlier this week it was reported that the bridge project is the #2 transportation/infrastructure priority of President Donald J. Trump's administration, according to a document circulated to the National Governors Association and members of Congress. 

Also on the ATRI list: the interchange where I-75 meets I-275 in Erlanger, which landed at #84.

The peak average speed at the bridge is 38, according to the report, while at the interchange, motorists commonly find themselves speeding at 46 miles per hour. The interchange moved up twenty spots on the list this year compared to last year.

"Trucks move 70% of the nation's goods, so knowing where our highway system is most congested can lead to better decisions about what highways and bridges need improvement," said American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear, "and it is our hope that ATRI's research will guide states toward improving these pain points in the supply chain so our industry can continue to safely and efficiently moving the nation's goods."

For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, click here.

-Staff report

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