Round Rocker: Parks and Recreation 411

Traffic! Need I Say More...

Photo from Flickr, by: Valeria Melissia Rosalez I thought today that I would share with you some "good-to-know" information.  Since Round Rock is often tied in with Austin, and many Round Rockers make the commute back and forth daily, I thought some of you would like to know that Austin has the two most congested traffic spots in the state (go figure..).

Austin's Martin Luther King and 19th Street exit was the most congested exit in the state, and the Riverside Drive exit came in second, according to Central Texas Transportation News.  Take note that those two exits are only about four exits apart from one another, therefore, traffic is pretty bad at ALL the exits in South/Central Austin.

Good news, most of the congestion is in the Austin Metropolitan area.  Also, Dallas was listed 5th, and Houston 7th in the country for the worst congested cities

Living outside a major metropolitan area can be very beneficial for Round Rockers, but for those who commute, the best times to travel are Mondays from  9 a.m.- 10 a.m., and the worst is time to travel are Thursdays from 5 p.m.-6 p.m., according to Inrix, a traffic information company.

Now I do not really know how I feel about Thursdays being the worst traffic days. Some might agree with me that Fridays are by far the worst days. Everybody is trying to get home or leave town for the weekend. I mean I am new to real world workday schedule, but in my month of real world travel time, I spend the most time in traffic on Fridays, but that might just be me. All in all, I thought this was interesting information especially since I know that many people commute into Austin almost everyday for work or play.

You can check out the Inrix article, I have linked to it above. It also gives you the information on other traveling hot spots, or not so hot spots... Let me know what you think!


Brooks Bennett said:

Here is the URL for a PDF version of the Austin-Round Rock MSA scorecard:

# June 20, 2008 8:19 AM
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