/ Editors, News / 10 Busiest Junctions in the world

10 Busiest Junctions in the world

Linked In Share
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.


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.





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.




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.




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.




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.



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.


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.






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


by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Thursday, August 4th, 2011 - filed under Editors, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
access roads freeway interchange intersection Junction Lifestyle road junctions traffic problems Travel viaduct World world record

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.


    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.

Leave a Reply

Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Lotus to test 2015 Mercedes engine at Jerez
Lotus to test 2015 Mercedes engine at JerezJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Lotus has hit back at reports it will not benefit from the 2015 specification of Mercedes' turbo V6 ...
New Ferrari ‘better looking’ than 2014 car – Allison
New Ferrari ‘better looking’ than 2014 car – AllisonJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) If aesthetics mean anything, Ferrari will have a better year in 2015. Last year, the F14-T - ...
Todt backs Ferrari to bounce back
Todt backs Ferrari to bounce backJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) FIA president Jean Todt has backed his former team, Ferrari, to bounce back in formula one. Now in ...
Vettel pondered F1 exit amid career crisis – Horner
Vettel pondered F1 exit amid career crisis – HornerJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Before making the radical switch to Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel contemplated simply quitting formula ...
Pirelli expecting ‘significant’ speed boost in 2015
Pirelli expecting ‘significant’ speed boost in 2015Jan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Pirelli boss Paul Hembery is expecting a much faster field of 2015. Last year, among the criticisms ...
Berger tips Dennis to keep top McLaren job
Berger tips Dennis to keep top McLaren jobJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Gerhard Berger, once linked with the top job, has now backed Ron Dennis to keep running ...
McLaren to test 2015 car with black livery – report
McLaren to test 2015 car with black livery – reportJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren looks set to debut its Honda-powered 2015 car on Sunday with an all-black livery, according ...
Newey was still ‘designer’ of 2015 Red Bull – Horner
Newey was still ‘designer’ of 2015 Red Bull – HornerJan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) This year's Red Bull is probably the last 100 per cent Adrian Newey car, team boss Christian Horner ...
Iggy Azalea buys Ferrari 458 Spider
Iggy Azalea buys Ferrari 458 SpiderAustralian recording artist and model Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known by her stage name of Iggy Azalea, has recently bought herself ...
Opel Adam might be sold in the U.S. as a Buick
Opel Adam might be sold in the U.S. as a BuickGeneral Motors is expected to offer a Buick version of the current Opel Adam for the North American automotive market. After the ...
New Mitsubishi concept teased for Geneva
New Mitsubishi concept teased for GenevaA couple of teaser images with a new concept vehicle have been released by Mitsubishi as the model in question will be officially ...
Rendered: Audi Q1, Mercedes GLC and GLC Coupe
Rendered: Audi Q1, Mercedes GLC and GLC CoupeRenderings of new compact crossovers have recently hit the web and they are showing us how the upcoming Audi Q1, Mercedes-Benz ...
Exclusive: Ford Mustang EcoBoost was developed with the European market in mind
Exclusive: Ford Mustang EcoBoost was developed with the European market in mindThe controversial Ford Mustang EcoBoost has been developed specifically for the European market, where low CO2 emissions and good ...
Exclusive: Mitsubishi to show the GC-PHEV Concept in Chicago
Exclusive: Mitsubishi to show the GC-PHEV Concept in ChicagoMitsubishi has disclosed its plans of introducing the GC-PHEV Concept at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Just a few days ago, the ...
Automakers don’t swarm on the Super Bowl XLIX
Automakers don’t swarm on the Super Bowl XLIXThe viewers that are ready to be mesmerized by this year’s edition of the US Super Bowl might notice that automakers have ...
Read more automotive news

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

iggy azalea ferrari 458 spider 1
New Mitsubishi concept teased for Geneva 1
alpine vision gran turismo concept 1
lewis hamilton pagani zonda lh760 1
bmw m3 tuning kaege 1
alfa romeo giulietta quadrifoglio verde australia 1
Ford F-150 Raptor 1
porsche 918 spyder gold chrome 1
Fahraufnahme    Farbe: Sepangblau

More automotive from inautonews
Australian recording artist and model Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known by her stage name of Iggy Azalea, has recently bought herself a brand new ride, a white finished Ferrari 458 Spider. The rich and famous are concerned on saving the environment and hugging trees these days so their first choice in ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Tips for fuel-efficiency driving during winter conditions
Tips for fuel-efficiency driving during winter conditionsEven though the gas bills are nowhere near the level they were last winter, especially in the US – where a gallon of gas can be purchased even ...
Is the auto industry ready for the aluminum revolution?
Is the auto industry ready for the aluminum revolution?While the fact that a vehicle can have aluminum body has come to widespread attention ever since Ford announced that its best-selling F-150 truck has ...
NAIAS 2015: the best and worst
NAIAS 2015: the best and worstThe 2015 North American International Auto Show is the perfect sign that USA’s auto industry has recovered fully from the brink of collapse that ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Kia Forte for fire risk problemsKia has recently issued a recall for the Forte as some of these vehicles can encounter a fire ... Weekly GM ignition fund update: death toll rises to 50As of Friday last week, the confirmed number of deaths stemming from the General Motors 2.6 million ...
Safety Section