If you’re traveling west on I-10 in New Orleans between 5 and 6 p.m. on a Thursday, plan on spending 18 minutes longer than you should on the five-mile stretch of highway between the Causeway and Florida Boulevard exits.

According to The Daily Beast, which recently released its third annual “Highways from Hell” list, New Orleans and Baton Rouge are ranked as the 17th and 24th worst cities in the country for commutes, respectively.

Included in The Daily Beast’s listing is the worst corridor in each of top ranking cities. In New Orleans, it’s the five-mile corridor on I-10 Westbound between the Causeway and Florida Boulevard exits. Baton Rouge’s worst corridor, according to The Daily Beast, is between the Essen and O’Neal Lane exits on I-12 Eastbound:
To find this year’s Highways from Hell, we used new research from traffic-tracking firm INRIX, which collects data from more than 100 million vehicles across the country. Specifically, we sliced and diced the INRIX Traffic Index, a score that accounts for the amount of extra time it takes to drive through a particular corridor of highway during rush hour, and the length of that corridor. We first ranked each city based on these scores, totaling the INRIX Index for each gridlocked corridor in each city, and then we highlighted the worst corridor in each city.
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