A dream of a bottleneck means there is a threat in waking life. This explains why you can not get pass one stage, to continue to the next phase. Dreaming of a bottleneck can also mean a difficult and tricky situation, where the pace of progression is very slow. Sometimes, bottlenecks are man-made to regulate the flow. If you dream of a restricted passage that blocks your travel, stop to think about what should be done to manage this challenge.