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10 Busiest Junctions in the world

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10 Busiest Junctions in the world

After we published the List of World record highways, we think is a good idea to do a list of worst and on the same largest road junctions.

Therefore, by definition a road junction is a location where vehicular traffic going in different directions can proceed in a controlled manner designed to minimize accidents.

That’s the theory, but in many cases big rod junctions are nightmares. Alot of peoples are stuck in traffic, they cannot arrive in time, and I can tell you that I’ve seen cases when peoples left their cars on the road! Yes they left their cars on the emergency lane! So, let’s check where are these junctions…

I-710 and I-105 Interchange, Los Angeles, California, US

A very very busy, and frequently congested freeway interchange in South Los Angeles. This is the interchange where the bus jumps the unfinished freeway in the movie Speed.

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The Magic Roundabout, UK

In Swindon town centre, just next to the local football stadium, is a junction where five roads meet. Until the 1960s it was a standard roundabout – the usual British way of dealing with unusual multi-directional junctions – but even then it had traffic problems.

The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue. Many drivers, as well as learner drivers have problems dealing with the Magic Roundabout.

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Tom Moreland Interchange, US

Tom Moreland Interchange is the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 285, along with several access roads, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Completed in 1987 at a cost of $86 million, four-level interchange required 120,000 cubic yards of concrete. Traffic now moves at a steady rate, though more than 280,000 vehicles travel the interchange daily.

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The Puxi Viaduct in Shanghai

This is one of Shanghai’s busiest and largest interchange that caters to thousands of vehicles every hour. It has five levels of bridges that help connect two of the city’s busiest highways, directing vehicles without much fuss.

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Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange

The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is a stack interchange near the Athens and Watts communities of Los Angeles, California.
This is the first intermodal interchange in California with vertical transferability accommodating cars, vanpools/carpool/buses/light rail. It has three levels of transfer facilities, including direct HOV connectors between the two freeways.

Was once described in Metropolis magazine as the “largest public sculpture in the world”.
Opened with Interstate 105 in 1993, the interchange is named for Harry Pregerson, a longtimefederal judge who presided over the lawsuit concerning the I-105 freeway’s construction.

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Putrajaya, Malaysia – the longest roundabout

Not many people realize this when they are driving around Putrajaya, especially near the Prime Minister’s office.

The roundabout is located near the Prime Minister’s office and houses three major landmarks: the Istana Melawati: a royal retreat; the Petra Perdana Landmark: a commemorative landmark and time capsule; and the Putrajaya Shangri-La Hotel.

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Taganskaya Square, Moscow

Taganskaya Square is situated at the southeastern corner of Garden Ring, a large, circular avenue that runs around the center of Moscow city. In 1813 the district of Taganka was reconstructed by Joseph Bové, who built a market there. There is also a subway station, called Taganskaya.

Traffic on Garden Ring is usually very very heavy, but things get particularly bad as you approach the square’s complex junction of roads, making it a site of major headache for Russian drivers.

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9 de Julio Avenida, Buenos Aires, Argentina

At 140 meters, it is the world’s widest avenue. Its name honors Argentina’s birthdate. (July 9, 1816). The avenue runs roughly one kilometer to the west of the Río de la Plata waterfront, from the Retiro district in the north to Constitución station in the south. The distance between adjacent streets is roughly 110 meters, greater than the equivalent Manhattan distance.
Today, it is chaos. Cars veer wildly between lanes; drivers gesticulate and rage; street performers juggle fire for coins at red lights…
It has 14 lanes, 7 on each direction ( plus is flanked on either side by streets with an additional four lanes) and motorists drifting across them at will, it takes nerves of steel to get behind the wheel.

Along the route, you’ll see the Obelisk, a statue of Don Quixote, the Teatro Colón and the Plaza de la República. The avenue itself is also a big tourist attraction and can be walked right down the middle divider.

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Gravelly Hill Interchange, Birmingham, UK

Gravelly Hill Interchange is junction 6 of the M6 motorway where it meets the A38(M) Aston Expressway in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Its colloquial name was coined to describe its complex system of intertwined loops and ramps.

The junction covers 30 acres, serves 18 routes and includes 2.5 miles of slip roads, but only 0.6 miles of the M6 itself. It has 559 concrete columns, reaching up to 24.4 meters height.

If you wanted to cover every road on the Junction itself, adhering to the Highway Code, you would have to drive approximately 73 miles. On a good day that might take as little as 80 minutes. On an averge West Midlands day, you are best to set aside a couple of hours at least.

The engineers had to elevate 13.5 miles of the motorway to accommodate 2 railway lines, 3 canals, and 2 rivers. It’s the most complicated junction in United Kingdom.

The Gravelly Hill Interchange

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by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Thursday, August 4th, 2011 - filed under Editors, News. Image credit: .
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Discuss: 10 Busiest Junctions in the world

5 Responses to “10 Busiest Junctions in the world”

  1. Freewayjim says:

    The Dallas High Five serves well over 400K Vehicles per day, how come it's not on this list?

  2. Severe Traffica says:

    Spaghetti Junction in Atlanta, GA (Dekalb County) is a joke. Thousands of cars travel that highway daily and there is still severe traffic congestion and even worse if there is an accident on spaghetti junction. Drivers Beware.

  3. GEORGIAN@HEART says:

    Spaghetti Junction one of the busiest? You got that right. Dekalb County need to build another to help ease the traffic in rush hour traffic in morning and evening. It make no sense how much congestion there is on 85S&N because there is no other roadways.

  4. Anil Isaac says:

    Really Good work!!!

    All are very nice to see…. All Junctions, Flyovers and Cities given above are so fantastic…. All cities must have these kinds of roads…

  5. Harry Audus says:

    Are you guys crazy? Is this how you want your environment to be – a heap of spaghetti for cars? Where's the humanity – you know, real people that exist outside of their unsustainable capsules? Haven't you heard of induced traffic? – the more road space you build, the more trips are made by car, so it's ultimately self-defeating and we end up with totally unfriendly, car-dominated cities and landscapes. Enough, already! These are monuments to last millennium's bad ideas.

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