LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Federal transportation officials confirmed Tuesday what drivers in Southern California have known for a long time: the 405 Freeway is the busiest in the nation.
KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou says a new report shows people drove more than 84.7 billion miles overall on California highways in 2011 — more than 900 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), traffic data from 2011 showed the 405 Freeway — from Interstate 5 down to Long Beach — serves an estimated 379,000 vehicles per day, making it the busiest interstate in America.
The I-5 in California, meanwhile, was the nation’s busiest interstate overall, with 21.4 billion miles traveled that year. Interstate 10 and Interstate 110 followed as the second and third busiest, respectively.