Glendale and Burbank motorists face some of the most congested stretches of the Golden State (5) Freeway, and it's only getting worse, according to a draft report by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The report on the agency's Congestion Management Program shows that Los Angeles County freeways — infamous for bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour — have seen fairly consistent traffic conditions since the program started in 1991.
Under state law, cities and counties that include urban areas must develop and adopt a congestion-management program every other year.
This year's draft report noted that about 50% of the system operates at capacity, with heavy traffic during morning and afternoon rush hours.
But the report singles out the stretch of the Interstate 5 between the Hollywood (170) and Glendale (2) freeway interchanges as an example of a corridor that regularly experiences heavy traffic congestion in both directions, as opposed to a more traditional commuter traffic pattern.