Use the menus below to review historical travel times on Houston area freeways. The travel times are generated using data from the Houston TranStar Traffic Monitoring System. The data was collected during a full year's worth of weekdays. Select a year to view travel times from. Locations are approximate.
Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

2019 Highlights

  • Overall, freeway congestion levels remained relatively similar to 2018 with some exceptions.
  • With construction beginning to wrap up, congestion on US-290 was reduced dramatically. Travel delay was reduced by almost 5 minutes during the morning commute and over 7 minutes during the afternoon commute compared to 2018. Since 2015, the delay on US-290 inbound during the morning commute has been reduced from over 17 minutes to less than 2 minutes. Overall, 290 was congested 20% less time than it was in 2018.
  • I-69/US-59 Southwest inbound between the I-610 West Loop and Downtown is congested for most of the day. The outbound direction is congested 75% of the time between noon and 8 pm which is 21% higher than 2018. This segment of roadway showed the largest increase in congested time over 2018.
  • On average, the traffic is heaviest from 7 AM to 8 AM in the morning and from 5 PM to 6 PM in the evenings.
  • See the full summary here.