Texas highways more clogged, more costly

Houston\’s boom times are worsening the area’s notorious bumper-to-bumper traffic, new state congestion figures indicate, as the area reaps the benefits of population and job growth that’s putting an added strain on local freeways.

“With the economic boom comes the bad stuff, and that is congestion growth,” said David Schrank, a researcher for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Two adjoining stretches of U.S. 59 in downtown and west Houston fared the worst regionally on an annual list of the 100-most congested freeways in the state, compiled by Texas Department of Transportation and Texas A&M Transportation Institute officials.

via Texas highways more clogged, more costly – Houston Chronicle.

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