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Traffic costs truckers $74 billion a year; Milwaukee plays part

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 10:51:32-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee has two of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the country, and truckers nationally are losing billions annually because of traffic.

According to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal, traffic costs semi truck drivers $74 billion a year.

The bottleneck at Interstate 94/I-794 and I-43 (known as the Marquette Interchange) ranks 49th in the U.S., while the bottleneck at I-94 at I-894/I-41 (known as the Zoo Interchange) ranks 75th.

According to the study, congestion leads to 1.2 billion hours of lost trucking productivity per year. That's the equivalent of 425,533 truck drivers sitting idle for a year.

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