The state’s dramatic growth in population has been concentrated in its biggest urban areas. That growth has far outpaced each area’s ability to meet growing transportation needs — much less allow for needs in future years.
The worst in the state
The maps on this page illustrate the locations of the biggest congestion problems in each of the four metropolitan areas in the Rider 42 study. The number marking each road section corresponds to the corridor's rank on the 2010 list of Texas' 50 Most Congested Roadways. (For comparison purposes, the most recent update of the 100 most congested Texas roadways can be found on TxDOT's website.)
Several of the 2010 sections were studied in detail. The following was prepared for each of these roadway sections:
- Congestion Reduction Plan – examines the possible causes of congestion, the projects recently completed or in progress, and planning efforts that are underway.
- Congestion Reduction Strategy Status – provides a comparison of over 50 of the most advanced congestion reduction strategies to national and state best practices.
The plan and strategy status provide a set of practical recommendations or "next steps" that could be taken to improve mobility in the corridor. Access more information about each strategy online.