Report: D.C. Traffic Lightest Friday Mornings, Heaviest Friday Afternoons
POLL: Which is your worst day for traffic? Report by Inrix for Governing magazine shows weekday traffic lightest on Friday mornings.
But Friday is tricky—the Friday afternoon commute in the D.C. area is the worst of the week, according to the report.
The reasoning behind the best/worst commute day? Mornings are likely light due to federal employees taking advantage of telecommuting policies, the report said. And Friday afternoon is probably the worst due to people traveling for the weekend throughout the area and through the area on I-95 and the Beltway.
The report showed that D.C. ranked 9th in the country for Friday commutes and its traffic on Fridays is 25 percent longer than without any congestion. That adds nearly 8 minutes to a typical 30-minute drive, the report noted.
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