Congestion continues to be a problem in rapidly growing communities, but has been less of an issue in communities with low growth. The Congestion Management Process, completed in December 2020, analyzed existing and future congestion. The report concluded that while there continues to be highway congestion that needs to be alleviated, recent trends of high fuel prices and reduced travel have impacted the number of major widening projects deemed necessary. Recently completed projects have also contributed to the alleviation of some congestion region wide. Due to limited funding sources, only the most congested locations will be able to be improved. The Congestion Management Process also recommended additional strategies to be considered by the region to help alleviate congestion. These strategies included public transportation and carpooling.

2045 External Station Forecast Memo