League City Accidents

Motorists navigate heavy traffic at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Main Street in League City on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Even before major construction projects on Interstate 45 began more than a decade ago, there was a serious traffic problem in northern Galveston County.

Then construction began between League City and Dickinson, and the problem got worse and more dangerous, not only along the interstate but on roads and streets in the area as motorists tried to find alternative routes.

Dave Mathews: 409-683-5258; dave.mathews@galvnews.com

(2) comments

David Smith

Try building the segment b grand parkway from league city to Alvin BEFORE the rooftops apoear..

What a novel idea

Chuck DiFalco

Generally agree with the article, except for one point. “Another factor in the traffic problems is the lack of, and lack of interest among residents in, public transportation.” Not a factor in the traffic problems. Commuters in League City only use public express (bus) transportation because non-express would take 2+ hours each way. That already exists with the Bay Area Park and Ride bus station, and the UTMB buses between LC and Galveston. So more public transportation in League City would be underutilized, and add more nickel and dime taxes to residents as public transportation is never self-supporting. Now, setting aside public space near I45 to facilitate PRIVATE transportation (i.e. carpooling, by definition express) could work. In summary, more public transportation would just rearrange problems in League City, and not be a net benefit.

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