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These 14 Places In New Jersey Have the WORST Traffic

Ugh! Traffic! As New Jerseyans, many of us are all too familiar with the nuisance. The average commute time for New Jersey residents is 30.9 minutes, 25% higher than the rest of the nation. Commuters in Sussex, Monmouth and Mercer counties have it the worst, with 1 in 3 facing an average commute time of an hour or more! There are certain spots that are best avoided, especially during rush hour – here are 15. Please note that the photos are representative of the highway or general area, but not necessarily the specific spots mentioned. This article uses data from INRIX, a popular traffic tracking app, along with empirical data.

What other New Jersey spots are consistently backed up with traffic? Add to this list and, if you’re feeling generous, feel free to add your favorite shortcuts and alternate routes.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.