Dallas commuters wasted 20.6 hours on roads in 2012
The average Dallas commuter spent 20.6 hours sitting in gridlocked traffic in 2012, said an annual national study released last week.
However, there was some good news for Dallas, according to the study. In 2012 Dallas was ranked 21st in the nation in traffic congestion for 2012, which is a big improvement over just three years ago when Dallas was ranked 5th. The good news could be short lived because Dallas traffic is already up 2 percent during the first three months of 2013, which could be attributed to greater employment numbers.
Some of the Dallas roads also made the 2012 annual list of “Worst Roads in America”, including LBJ Freeway, which most Dallas drivers know was full of construction and delays for all of 2012 because of the massive widening construction project. In 2011, LBJ Freeway barely made the list coming in at #100 out of 100, however in 2012, LBJ Freeway had climbed to the #62 Worst Road in America.
The study said the stretch of LBJ Freeway that measures the worst is the 16 miles between Valley View Lane to Kingsley Road going eastbound. In fact, the study estimates on Fridays at 5 p.m. it takes 47 minutes to go 15 miles.
Interstate 35 in Fort Worth comes in even higher on the list for 2012 at #35 on the Worst Roads in America list. The worst part is Interstate 35W around Rosedale Street where a 10-minute commute usually takes 30 minutes.
The more time Dallas drivers spend on the road, the higher the chance of accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident or other personal injury incident, contact experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer Sean Chalaki at the Law Office of Sean Chalaki toll-free at 972-793-8500.