A recent study found that Washington Highway 167 Southbound between 227th Street and 8th Street was one of the most congested roadways in the metro Seattle area in 2010. The corridor ranks #4 locally and #124 nationally. During uncongested times it takes as little as 7 minutes to travel this 7.3 mile stretch of roadway. But during peak commute hours it can take as much as 15 minutes. And between 4pm and 5pm on Thursdays, this roadway’s worst hour, it can take up to 20 minutes to travel this short distance.
Where there is smoke there is fire. And where there is roadway congestion there are motor vehicle accidents. Stop-and-go traffic and frustrated commuters don’t mix well with cell phones, computers, and texting while driving. It is no coincidence that this area is the site of numerous collisions each year.
Source: Intrix National Traffic Scorecard, 2010 Annual Report.