Top 5 highways to avoid in Texas

U.S. 69 is a Texas road to stay away from.

OK, this Top 5 is aimed at newcomers to the state, as veteran #TexasCool-ers know by now how to stay away from the trouble spots. We did a deep dive with the experts to find the worst highways in the state, taking a look at three key factors – congestion, commuter-unfriendliness, and danger. Here’s what we found:

5 – The Katy Freeway, that section of Interstate 10 west of Interstate 45 in Houston, is notoriously hard on commuters.

4 – Texas Highway 130, particularly the stretch between Austin and San Antonio where the speed limit is 85 mph.

3 – Interstate 45, which connects Galveston to Houston and beyond. This might be too low, because it was once considered the second-most dangerous road in the country.

2 – US 285, which runs through the Permian Basin in west Texas, known as the “Death Highway.” Need we say more?

And the No. 1 road to avoid in Texas … named by experts for danger, congestion and commuter problems, I-35 – the 400-mile road that spans much of the state.

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