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Maps: Here are the five worst spots and times for traffic in Massachusetts, according to a new MassDOT report

A dog in the front seat of a car in heavy traffic in downtown Boston.
A dog in the front seat of a car in heavy traffic in downtown Boston.CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

A new study on the problem of traffic in Massachusetts found that congestion has gotten worse over the last several years, and laid out where and when the most severe traffic is on state roadways in Massachusetts.

Officials released the report on Thursday morning, and found that not only is traffic congestion overall increasing, but the unpredictability of commutes is rising as well.

While the report found Greater Boston experienced the worst traffic in the state, it also drilled down to specific roads.

The report identified the top five places and times as:

I-93 southbound from Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford to McGrath Highway in Somerville at 7 a.m.

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Route 2 eastbound approaching Alewife at 8 a.m.

The Southeast Expressway (I-93) northbound from the Braintree Split to Neponset Circle at 7 a.m.

Route 2 eastbound approaching Alewife, at 7 a.m.

I-93 southbound from Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford to McGrath Highway in Somerville at 8 a.m.

These were the five worst spots and times for traffic, as identified by the state. What do you think? Do you travel another route that you think has more traffic? Let us know in the comment section below.