U.S. Travel Association Warns of Poor Highway Infrastructure
Traffic is jammed in both directions on Interstate 405 on the Westside of Los Angeles as commuters and Memorial Day vacationers hit the road. Reed Saxon / Associated Press
At a certain point, over-congested highways will certainly start to deter travelers from using the roads. Those with means with fly instead, and those left behind with have even less chance of seeing an infrastructure improvement.
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A study of highway usage data and growth rates along 16 U.S. interstate corridors, U.S. Travel’s analysis reveals that average daily car volume will soon surpass the notoriously high car volumes experienced on Labor Day weekend, unless policymakers act to fund major infrastructure improvements.
Congestion won’t just impact commutes. U.S. Travel says it also will impact travel, citing a new survey it conducted in which 58 percent of recent Labor Day travelers said they would significantly alter their yearly travel habits if U.S. highways experienced Labor Day-like conditions on a “typical day.”