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Metro Chicago has some of the most congested roads in the U.S.


Five of the 20 most congested stretches of road in the U.S. are in the Chicago area, according to a new study that concludes that traffic has rebounded completely from the Great Recession — and that motorists are paying the price.

Drivers in the northeastern Illinois-northwest Indiana region suffered the misery of 61 extra hours behind the wheel on average in 2014 — equivalent to a week and a half of work — because of delays caused by gridlock, construction zones and collisions that tied up traffic, according to the Urban Mobility Scorecard released late Tuesday by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute…Please click here to read Jon Hilkevitch’s story in the Tribune.

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