According to a press release, Texas motorists spend 137 million hours on congested roads. Texas’ number one most congested highway is a 3.7 mile stretch of Interstate 35 in Ft. Worth. According to the study, 2 million hours were spent traveling the short stretch of highway.
Forty percent of the 137 million hours delays encountered by commuters took place on 20 of the top most congested roads named. According to the study, the delays have an economic impact of $3 billion in wasted time and fuel.
“One of the best ways to keep Texas moving is to identify those roadways causing the most delays,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT Executive Director. “Results from this annual study validate our approach to moving aggressively with our priority projects in Texas to address congestion and help Texans get to and from work and help them easily and safely move around our great state.”
Below is a list of the 2012 top 10 most congested roadways in Texas.
|Annual Hrs of Delay||Annual Cost of Delay||TCI||CSI||MPO||Mitigation|
|1||IH 35W||Tarrant||IH 30||SH 183||586,664||1,160,961||$45.75 million||2.00||2.39||NCTCOG|
|2||IH 635||Dallas||IH 35E||US 75||584,499||2,746,223||$109.71 million||1.75||1.97||NCTCOG|
|3||IH 45||Harris||IH 610||SL 8||581,974||3,115,337||$116.49 million||1.61||1.94||H-GAC|
|4||IH 35||Travis||SH 71||US 183||559,380||2,949,091||$110.25 million||1.90||2.36||CAMPO|
|5||SS 366 Woodall Rodgers Fwy||Dallas||N Industrial Blvd.||US 75||536,710||711,029||$27.6 million||2.28||2.72||NCTCOG|
|6||US 75||Dallas||IH 635||SS 366 Woodall Rodgers Fwy||524,990||2,990,841||$104.45 million||1.59||1.90||NCTCOG|
|7||US 59||Harris||IH 10||SH 288||504,254||1,244,308||$38.13 million||2.00||2.16||H-GAC|
|8||US 59||Harris||SH 288||IH 610||484,884||1,575,671||$56.32 million||1.61||1.96||H-GAC|
|9||IH 35E||Dallas||IH 30||SH 183||468,851||1,506,015||$54.99 million||1.59||1.92||NCTCOG|
|10||IH 45||Harris||IH 10||IH 610||420,478||794,501||$31.95 million||1.43||1.63||H-GAC|