The Baltimore region had the 18th worst traffic in the country in 2013, according to the latest annual survey by INRIX, a leader in traffic data collection.
The average commuter spent 27 hours in traffic in 2013, which is an hour more than in 2012, when Baltimore's traffic was considered the 17th worst in the nation, INRIX found.
Commuters in Washington, which ranked 10th, wasted 40 hours in 2013, one hour less than in 2012. Washington was the only city that had a decrease in the year-over-year average number of hours wasted.
Those in Los Angeles, which ranked first, wasted 64 hours in 2013, five hours more than in 2012.
The worst time for Baltimore drivers in 2013 was the 5 p.m. hour on Fridays. The best times were Monday and Friday mornings.
The Baltimore region's worst road was the 10-mile stretch of eastbound Interstate 695 from Park Heights Avenue to Loch Raven Boulevard, which took commuters 20 minutes to travel during peak periods and ranked as the 179th worst corridor in the country.
The worst hour to travel the stretch was the 5 p.m. hour on Thursdays.
Its second worst road was the 7-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 695 between Interstate 795 and Route 40, which took commuters 12 minutes to travel during peak periods and ranked as the 200th worst corridor in the country.
The worst hour to travel the stretch was the 8 a.m. hour on Tuesdays.