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Old August 4th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #21
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Some of mine was on Italian motorways, before toll booths and on the Milan-Venice road. Incredible amounts of trucks.
But one memorable traffic jam was when we went to see a concert in Linz (Austria) from Budapest. On the way back the trip from Linz to Budapest took four hours, we arrived from the M1-M7 to Budapest around 6 am, but a massive accident on one of the bridges blocked up the whole of South west Buda, so it took me another 3 hours to get through to northern Buda (normally about 25-35 mins).
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Old August 4th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #22
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I had my portion of jams last week...

1. Berlin - Szczecin: 20 km jammed on the A11 before the interchange with the A20... Delay about 1hr
2. Poznan - Berlin (E30): 15 km total stand still on a single carriegeway with 90% trucks, 10% cars. Every 5-10 minutes we moved about 200 meters. Turned out there were some road works and every direction had to take turns past a terrible traffic light. Delay at least 3 hrs.
3. Munich - Stuttgart (A8): Completely jammed from Munich to Stuttgart. 200 km at an average speed of 30 km/h, delay about 5 hrs.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #23
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Worst jam i've ever been in: German A7 south from northern Hamburg to the Elbtunnel. 15km traffic jam
And back north: 10km traffic jam

2nd worst would be an ~10km traffic jam on the French A6 somewhere around Lyon
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Old August 5th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #24
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Worst jam i've ever been in: German A7 south from northern Hamburg to the Elbtunnel. 15km traffic jam
And back north: 10km traffic jam

2nd worst would be an ~10km traffic jam on the French A6 somewhere around Lyon
I got stuck on the A7 (north) around Hamburg a couple of weeks ago too for around 2-3 hours. By stuck I mean the kind where people just turn off the engine, get out of the car and try to pass the time as best they can. I don't think there were exceptional circumstances, other than the combination of construction and Friday afternoon, and probably a stopped vehicle or two (don't know whether they were the cause or effect though)..
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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:00 AM   #25
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Venice Mestre A4 barrier in 2003: 18 km jammed. Lots of trucks and cars. The barrier wasn't very big.
Nowadays there is Mestre bypass.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:17 AM   #26
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Worst traffic I experienced was the Capital Beltway in Maryland a few years back...I think it took almost 1.5 hours to drive about 10 miles.

Driving in the DC area in general sucks.

I-95 in Connecticut in-between the NY border and New Haven is also a bad ride.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #27
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My worst traffic jam: last year, before Christmas, the entire M43 motorway in Hungary was jammed with romanians working abroad that came home for Christmas. It was the first time I stopped and waited on a motorway. From Szeged untill the border at Nadlac/Nagylak the road was also jammed but at least we were moving (50-60 km/h).
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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #28
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last year, before Christmas, the entire M43 motorway in Hungary was jammed
The M43 was 3 km long last year
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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #29
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The M43 was 3 km long last year
I know it was only 3 km long, but the actual situation was something like this:
  • A - B: road was blocked because there were to many cars
  • B - C: average speed: 50 km/h because of the congestion
  • bonus: at the border crossing we had to wait quite a long time, even though they were working on 8 or 9 lanes in our direction

After we waited for quite a long time at M5/M43 junction and we saw that cars were not moving, we went on this route to reach Szeged centrum.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #30
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Yesterday it took me 4 hours to get from downtown leiden to highway A4, so that's about 3 miles i think, so 3 miles in 4 hours. I had cramp in my left feet because of the stop & go traffic.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:32 AM   #31
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also for me worst ever Mestre barrier before the bypass opening: 5 hours from Padova to the end of Mestre (around 30 km)
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Old August 8th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #32
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Last summer I was coming back from Lake City, Florida and about two hours into the 5 hour trip going down the turnpike to South FL a car somewhere between 5-10 miles ahead caught on fire. The backup didn't start really feel like a backup at first since traffic was still flowing smoothly, then it all stopped and we were stuck there for about an hour.
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Driving to an airshow, the traffic was banked up for about 30km. But since the freeway was upgraded, the flow is much faster.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #34
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also for me worst ever Mestre barrier before the bypass opening: 5 hours from Padova to the end of Mestre (around 30 km)
That was a hell of a bottleneck. So glad they built the bypass.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 04:13 AM   #35
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Bumper to bumper south of Santa Fe on I-25 for 18 miles to the nearest exit thanks to a fatal car wreck.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #36
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I-95 in Connecticut in-between the NY border and New Haven is also a bad ride.
No kidding. Don't forget the portion that goes through NY too. I was going into CT from Hoboken on a Friday afternoon. What would have taken 2 hrs without traffic ended up taking 6 hrs. Yuck.
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The worst regularly scheduled traffic jam has to be the Capital beltway in Maryland at rush hour. Once I fought it out to get to my lane, it was 20 mph all the way...
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Old August 8th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #38
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711 km of jams in France today, supposedly an all-time summer record:

http://www.lesoir.be/actualite/franc...nce-785754.php
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The weird thing is this wasn't even considered a "black Saturday".
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Old August 8th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #40
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No kidding. Don't forget the portion that goes through NY too. I was going into CT from Hoboken on a Friday afternoon. What would have taken 2 hrs without traffic ended up taking 6 hrs. Yuck.
My all-time worst jam may involve travel along that same corridor, but using the Merritt. A Friday afternoon in August 1988: left work in Secaucus, N.J., about 2:00 - so well before rush hour - for a vacation in New England. Had a room reserved that night near Providence. It took four hours to reach New Haven, a distance of about 80 miles. After that, it was fine, and I rolled into Providence (Seekonk, Mass., actually) about 8.
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