Texas Department of Transportation

Each day, Texas grows by 1,100 people on average. This rapid population growth means more vehicles on Texas roads and increased congestion. According to the Texas Demographic Center, our metro population is expected to double by 2050, with a majority of Texas living in counties along and east of I-35. The Texas Transportation Commission created a Congestion Relief Task Force to address these challenges.


Forecasted Metropolitan Growth


Population along and east of I-35