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The Worst Traffic Spots in Los Angeles

Updated September 15, 2017 1.6k votes 165 voters 5.3k views20 items

List RulesAnywhere in LA and LA-adjacent. If people drive in or out of LA, it counts.

Hey LA dwellers, how would you rank the worst parts of town to drive in? What spots would you rather volunteer for a root-canal over driving through? I've included times of day in my list, as most roads aren't *always* congested (exception: 405). Vote for the WORST and add your personal hell-spot if it's missing.
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  • 1
    204
    53

    The 405 - Both directions, all the time

  • 2
    119
    25

    The 110 - Northbound through Downtown, ever

  • 3
    91
    15

    The 101 - Westbound in the Valley after noon

  • 4
    86
    20

    Anywhere in Hollywood during Oscar Week

  • 5
    80
    17

    Any Direction out of Town - All Friday before a long weekend

  • 6
    69
    10

    Driving near Downtown - Any Staples Center Event

  • 7
    73
    15

    The 10 - Eastbound between SM and Downtown after 2pm

  • 8
    66
    11

    The 5 - Northbound below the 10 on weekends, afternoon

  • 9
    63
    10

    The 101 - Southbound Hollywood Corridor after 5

  • 10
    53
    8

    The 5/405 Intersection - Northbound after 4

  • 11
    50
    10

    West Hollywood - Halloween after 3pm

  • 12
    52
    12

    The 101 - Southbound before the 110, all the time

  • 13
    44
    14

    The 10 - Westbound before 9am, all along it

  • 14
    40
    13

    Sunset Strip - After 8pm on Fri & Sat

    This maybe shouldn't count - if you go there at that time, you probably want to be there
  • 15
    39
    12

    Eastbound Surface Streets in Central LA - After 4

  • 16
    46
    20

    The 210 - Eastbound after 2 on Fridays

    Vegas traffic
  • 17
    41
    19

    Highland Ave - Southbound @ Hollywood

  • 18
    35
    19

    Santa Monica Blvd in WeHo - Westbound, all the time

  • 19
    39
    24

    The 134 - Eastbound through Glendale after 5

  • 20
    20
    9

    Wilshire Blvd - Westbound, most times