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What is Austin Traffic Like?

We here at Austin Texas Homes want to be frank: traffic in Austin can be an issue for those with tight or inflexible schedules. An urban mobility study done by the Texas Transport Institute of Texas A&M U. ranked Austin 13th in the nation for traffic delays, amounting to 51 delay hours a year per traveler (in the year 2003). Austinites hear a lot of complaints about traffic, and it is even burlesqued in live shows such as Esther's Follies. There are ways we can get around the traffic, such as:

  • Rearranging work hours so as not to drive at peak times

  • Taking less-traveled roads, even if the route is less direct

  • Using the new toll roads


As of fall 2006, two new toll roads, Texas 45 North and Texas 130, are open to help Austinites avoid some of the city traffic and get to work faster. Additional toll roads are planned, and a map of their locations and expected completion dates is available at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.
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