TxDOT releases list of top congested Texas roads in 2014


SAN ANTONIO – On Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation released an annual report of the state's most congested roadways, which was put together by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. 

The Interstate 610 West Loop in Houston took the dubious honor of worst congested section in the state, beating out Interstate 35 in Austin, last year's champ.

In San Antonio, the stretch of Interstate 35 between Loop 410 NE and Loop 410 E held the top spot in the city and ranked 40th overall.

"Monday through Friday, I work from about eight in the morning til four or five in the afternoon and I have to drive all the way over here and I live on the North Side too," said student Lindi Palacino.  "When I drive over here to go to school, I sit in traffic for I don't even know how long."

" It's horrible," added Kristol Govan. "Even when you try to access the access road, it's just jam-packed so if you're trying to get children from school, we have to leave like thirty minutes early from W.W. White and in the morning that's only a 13-minute commute."

Interstate 10/Interstate 35 between Interstate 37/Highway 281 and US Highway 90 was the second worst in the city and 44th overall, with both costing drivers more $20 million in congestion costs.

You can find the entire list of congested roadways in San Antonio here.

The report comes just a few weeks before voters go to the polls where Propostion 1 sits on the ballot. That would amend the Texas Constitution and allow the state to put a larger portion of oil and gas revenue into a transportation fund instead of the state's Rainy Day fund. 

It's estimated the TxDOT region that includes Bexar County could see an additional $100 million in transportation funding. The extra funds could not be used for mass transit projects like light rail or toll roads.