AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) - A stretch of Interstate 35W in Fort Worth tops Texas' list of the most congested roadway segments in the state.
The Texas Department of Transportation released a list of the top 100 roads on its website. Offenders from the local area included sections of Slaughter Lane, US 183, State Loop 343 and Loop 1. Proposals to fix the problems include the addition of a high-occupancy vehicle lane on Interstate 35. Solutions, if they exist, can be found in the right-hand column of the chart.
At the top of the chart, I-35W from Interstate 30 in downtown Fort Worth to State Highway 183 totaled 1.2 million hours of delay in 2011, according to TxDOT's data on traffic congestion.
"One of the best ways to keep Texas moving is to identify those roadways causing the most delays," said Phil Wilson, TxDOT Executive Director, in a news release. "Results from this annual study validate our approach to moving aggressively with our priority projects in Texas to address congestion and help Texans get to and from work and help them easily and safely move around our great state."
Next on the list was Interstate 635 in Dallas County between I-35E and U.S. Highway 75. Parts of I-45 in Harris County, I-35 in Travis County and the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas rounded out the top five.
According to TxDOT, the top 20 roadways on the list account for 40 percent of the state's heaviest congestion. The agency calculates the cost of those delays equate to nearly $3 billion lost time and wasted fuel.
The full list is available on TxDOT's website.
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