Dallas traffic is no fun, that’s nothing new. But did you know our city has some of the most congested highways and roads in the state?
In a study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Dallas takes five spots in the top 20 on the list ranking 100 roadways in Texas.
U.S. 75 in East and Northeast Dallas comes in at no. 7, two spots up from its previous no. 9 ranking. Peak congestion is at 8 a.m. in the morning and 5 p.m. in the evening on an average day. Traffic delays add an extra 18 minutes to a drive on the way home or, for some, on the way to work.
With, 213,000 drivers on the road daily that’s a lot of time being spent each day in traffic. That’s a total of 370,025 hours delayed yearly in traffic on U.S. 75. The cost? An annual $72,587,726 is spent on road congestion.
Other roads that topped the list included Woodall Rodgers Freeway (4), Stemmons Freeway (8), Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway (18) and ERL Thornton Freeway (19).
The video below explains the how Texas Transportation Institute’s Texas 100 roadways process works.