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This list of the worst Texas bottlenecks probably won’t surprise you


A recently released study revealing the country’s Top 100 worst bottlenecks lists a whopping 12 spots in Texas as some of the worst bottlenecks in the nation. 

Of the 12 spots in the state mentioned in the list, eight are in Houston, two in Dallas, one in Fort Worth (basically Dallas) and one in Austin. This makes Texas the state with the highest number of bottlenecks to make the Top 100 list, with California and Washington coming in far behind with merely eight of their interstates making the list. 

According to the study, the average truck speed at bottlenecks across the country during peak rush hour is around 43 mph, up 33.9% year over year. In fact, a quarter of the bottlenecks that made the list have average rush hour speeds even slower than that. 

Here are the Texas bottlenecks that made the list, complete with their rankings within the Top 100 list.  Avoid them during peak times if you can!

  • No. 5: Houston, TX: I-45 at I-69/US 59 
  • No. 12: Dallas, TX: I-45 at I-30
  • No. 15: Austin, TX: I-35
  • No. 17: Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610 (North)
  • No. 22: Houston, TX: I-10 at I-45
  • No. 38: Houston, TX: I-10 at I-610 (West)
  • No. 43: Dallas, TX: US 75 at I-635
  • No. 45: Houston, TX: I-610 at I-69/US 59 (West)
  • No. 50: Houston, TX: I-610 at US 290
  • No. 58: Houston, TX: I-10 at I-610 (East)
  • No. 69: Fort Worth, TX: I-35W at I-30
  • No. 80: Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610 (South)

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