Virginia Beach Named Among Worst Cities for Traffic in U.S.

A new study could have Virginia Beach commuters saying,”Oh, Give me a brake.”

TomTom released the results of their fifth annual traffic index ranking the most traffic-congested U.S. cities and Virginia Beach took the 27th spot.

The study shows that Virginia Beach drivers with a 30-minute commute average an extra 56 hours, or more than two full days, per year stuck in traffic.

(Courtesy: TomTom International)
(Courtesy: TomTom International)

According to their 2014 traffic index, city traffic increased annually by one percent, ranking a congestion level of 19 percent. The average delay per 30 minutes driven during peak times is 15 minutes. The most congested day in 2014 was July 10. The best weekly commute during peak period is Friday morning and Monday evening. The worst commutes are listed as Wednesday morning and Friday evening.

Beach and Hampton Roads residents can be more proactive in their commutes, get notified of closures and save time by tuning in to Jen Lewis Time Saver Traffic on WAVY TV 10 weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and on FOX 43 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or go to’s traffic page.