Motorists wasted 17.8 million hours on Tarrant County’s most congested roads in 2021, according to a study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Eleven of the state’s 100 most gridlocked roads are in Tarrant County, four of them on Interstate 35W, a 20-mile stretch from from Alliance Gateway to Interstate 20.
The study, funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, measured delays by how much longer trips took on gridlocked roads compared to free flowing conditions. It was released Monday and been conducted each year since 2009.
A three-mile stretch of Interstate 35W from NE 28th Street to Interstate 30 is the most congested in Tarrant County and the sixth-most in the state.
Houston’s West Loop was in the top spot in Texas for the second year in a row. It was followed by Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas, Interstate 35 in Austin and Eastex and Southwest freeways in Houston.
The researchers said the wasted time and fuel on the state’s 100 most congested roads totaled $3.8 billion in 2021. T