Northpark, Kingwood drives ranked among most congested roadways in Lake Houston area

Eight roadways in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas ranked in the top 1,000 of 1,800 roadways included in the Texas Transportation Institute's 2019 Most Congested Roadways in Texas report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Eight roadways in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas ranked in the top 1,000 of more than 1,800 roadways included in the Texas Transportation Institute's 2019 Most Congested Roadways in Texas report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Eight roadways in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas ranked in the top 1,000 of more than 1,800 roadways included in the Texas Transportation Institute's 2019 Most Congested Roadways in Texas report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute's 2019 Most Congested Roadways in Texas report, which was released Dec. 10, ranks more than 1,800 roadways across the state in terms of traffic delays as well as money and gas wasted in traffic. Of this list, eight Lake Houston-area roadways broke the top 800, including Northpark and Kingwood drives, West Lake Houston Parkway, Will Clayton Parkway, Atascocita Road and several portions of FM 1960.

Here is a list of some of most congested roadways in the Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita areas, along with how much time drivers are spending stuck in traffic annually.

Northpark Drive from Sorters McClellan Road to Mills Branch Drive

State rank: 182

Annual delay per mile: 111,980 hours


Daily traffic volume: 34,941 vehicles

FM 1960 from I-45 to Hwy. 59

State rank: 228

Annual delay per mile: 96,562 hours

Daily traffic volume: 49,537 vehicles

Kingwood Drive from Sorters McClellan Road to Mills Branch Drive

State rank: 229

Annual delay per mile: 96,310 hours

Daily traffic volume: 28,511 vehicles

FM 1960 from FM 1960 Bypass Road West to FM 1960 Bypass Road East

State rank: 281

Annual delay per mile: 72,787 hours

Daily traffic volume: 16,949 vehicles

FM 1960 from Hwy. 59 to Crosby Huffman Road

State rank: 294

Annual delay per mile: 85,795 hours

Daily traffic volume: 39,842 vehicles

West Lake Houston Parkway from FM 1960 to Sam Houston Tollway Northeast

State rank: 409

Annual delay per mile: 70,327 hours

Daily traffic volume: 30,938 vehicles

Will Clayton Parkway from John F. Kennedy Boulevard to Atascocita Road

State rank: 659

Annual delay per mile: 48,593 hours

Daily traffic volume: 34,337 vehicles

Atascocita Road from FM 1960 to Wilson Road

State rank: 738

Annual delay per mile: 43,488 hours

Daily traffic volume: 27,513 vehicles

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By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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