TxDOT Annonces 100 Most Congested Roadways

TexasThe Texas Department of Transportation has released its annual list of the 100 most congested highways in the state.  The list is created annually with the help of Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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.

2012
Rank
RoadwayCountyFromToAnnual Hrs
of Delay
per mile
Annual Hrs of DelayAnnual Cost of DelayTCI
TCI Explanation
CSI
CSI Explanation
MPOMitigation
Plan
1IH 35WTarrantIH 30SH 183586,6641,160,961$45.75 million2.002.39NCTCOGMitigation Plan
2IH 635DallasIH 35EUS 75584,4992,746,223$109.71 million1.751.97NCTCOGMitigation Plan
3IH 45HarrisIH 610SL 8581,9743,115,337$116.49 million1.611.94H-GACMitigation Plan
4IH 35TravisSH 71US 183559,3802,949,091$110.25 million1.902.36CAMPOMitigation Plan
5SS 366 Woodall Rodgers FwyDallasN Industrial Blvd.US 75536,710711,029$27.6 million2.282.72NCTCOGMitigation Plan
6US 75DallasIH 635SS 366 Woodall Rodgers Fwy524,9902,990,841$104.45 million1.591.90NCTCOGMitigation Plan
7US 59HarrisIH 10SH 288504,2541,244,308$38.13 million2.002.16H-GACMitigation Plan
8US 59HarrisSH 288IH 610484,8841,575,671$56.32 million1.611.96H-GACMitigation Plan
9IH 35EDallasIH 30SH 183468,8511,506,015$54.99 million1.591.92NCTCOGMitigation Plan
10IH 45HarrisIH 10IH 610420,478794,501$31.95 million1.431.63H-GACMitigation Plan

Follow this link for the full list of top 100 most congested roadways in Texas.