Wednesday, September 02, 2009

TxDOT's 'Most Congested Roadways Report' gets an 'F' for ignoring San Antonio's most congested areas

TxDOT Releases List Of State's Most Congested Roadways


By Christian Bove
KTSA Newsradio 550 (San Antonio, TX)
Copyright 2009

The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of the most congested roadway segments in the state, and you may be surprised by which local segment didn't make the list.

TxDOT used methodology developed by the Texas Transportation Institute to identify the 100 most congested roadway segments on the state highway system.

"Total in Bexar County there are eight roadway segments that were identified as being among the top one-hundred most congested in the state," said TxDOT Spokesperson Karen Amacker.

A segment of I-35 from Highway 281 to Highway 90 topped the list for Bexar County as the tenth most congested segment in the state.

One local segment which didn't appear anywhere on the top 100 list is Highway 281 outside Loop 1604.

"I understand when you're frustrated and sitting in your car, you think that is the most congested road anywhere. I've been there, but sometimes other places seem to have it worse." said Amacker.

You can find the entire list on TxDOT's website.

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