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Belfast's A1 named as one of most congested roads in Europe

Belfast's Lisburn Road is included on what is one of the most congested roads in Europe 

BELFAST has one of the most congested roads in Europe, a new study has found.

Traffic information company Inrix found that the A1 southbound from College Gardens in Belfast to Wallace Park in Lisburn is one where motorists are most likely to be stuck in traffic.

The route includes the Lisburn Road heading out of the city centre towards Finaghy.

The study found drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods in Britain and the direct and indirect costs of hold-ups reached £31 billion last year, at an average of £968 per driver.

Congestion there is most severe in London, which was found to be the seventh worst city out of more than 1,000 analysed around the world.

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