Connecticut Has Two Roads In Top 100 “Most Loathed Highways” In U.S.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – They cause frustration and likely contribute to road rage and fender benders; highways across the country that anger drivers due to congestion, construction and other factors. Results of new survey of 3,000 drivers done in October rank the Top 100 “most loathed highways” and Connecticut has two of them – I-95 and I-84.

I-95 ranks in 11th place and “is notorious for traffic congestion.” Singled out is “especially the stretch through the southwestern part of the state (like around Stamford and Bridgeport).”

I-84 ranks 26th. The survey notes, “Around Hartford, this road can be especially congested, especially during rush hours.”

The survey was conducted by Gunther Volvo Cars in Daytona Beach, FL. The results included not only interstates but U.S. and state highways. Other divided highways in Connecticut, including the Merritt Parkway (shown in file photos), didn’t make the Top 100.

The road pegged as the most loathed in the country is U.S. 101 around the California cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Coming in second place was I-5 in California, followed by I-405 in southern California, I-76 in Pennsylvania, and I-70 in Colorado.

Gunther Volvo Cars did not disclose the methodology behind the survey, how participants were selected or any other data.

About Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" classic car feature in the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. A graduate of Vermont Academy prep school, he holds a B.A. degree journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the recipient of a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 1992 and a 1991-92 regional Emmy Award for commentary. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville and drives a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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