That’s according to a new report by the Texas Department of Transportation, which ranks the top 100 most congested roadways in the state. I knew LBJ was the worst in Dallas, but I was a little surprised to see that it beat out Woodall Rogers.
I’m sure nearby residents who have to use LBJ every day would agree with the study. It’s one of the few roads in our region that is constantly congested – not just during rush hour. But what’s interesting, is that researchers measured not how clogged the roads are at any give time but how slow traffic actually moves. Slower traffic equals more congestion.
Come to think of it, I’ve never seen any other highway where people actually slow down while entering the on-ramp – even when the roads are clear. Maybe that says something about the drivers more so than the design of the freeway.
At any rate, hopefully things will clear up after LBJ is rebuilt, widening the lanes and adding larger frontage roads.