2018 State of Transportation

"Solving" congestion - I-10 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas

  • Opened in 2011, one of the widest freeways in the world
  • Immediately after opening, travel times went down
  • By 2014 general purpose travel times were 33% longer than before construction
  • This is attributed to "induced" demand
I-10 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas

Photo: Smiley N. Pool, Houston Chronicle