If you’ve ever driven around the Houston area, you know that traffic there sucks. It’s really not surprising, considering how big Houston is, but still, traffic sucks. And when it comes to Houston car shipping services, traffic can slow things down tremendously and make it difficult for carriers to get to their customers.
But the city is looking at new infrastructure projects that should help relieve traffic congestion in and around the city. And it’s needed. I-45, for instance, is the second-deadliest interstate in the entire United States, and ranks 1st for drunk driving accidents. It is also the sixth-most congestion in Texas.
Then there’s I-10, the fifth-most congested highway in the state. I-10 carriers a ton of car transport traffic. They’re looking at widening a major section to three lanes each way, which should help ease congestion.
How will Houston car shipping be easier?
Right now, construction will likely set back some routes. Auto shippers don’t like congestion, but by the end of 2018 most of the projects around Houston should be done. This will make Houston car shipping easier by allowing easier access for car transporters.
Ease of access is important when it comes to car transportation prices, routes and interest from carriers. Now, Houston is one of the most popular auto shipping markets in the entire U.S. and certainly in the southern part of the country. So making it easier for Houston car shipping carriers to get to and from the city will yield better, faster service to and from the area.
And there’s a lot of projects coming. In addition to I-10, I-45 will see a widening, and the I-610 loop will see itself elevated and with added express lanes. Considering the loop is the most congested freeway route in Texas, this is probably a good thing.
With these new additions and expansions, carriers should have an easier time getting into the area. Not only will this lower transit times, it could also help lower prices.
And it won’t be only around Houston. I-45 connects to the Woodlands, a major suburb of Houston and a popular car shipping location. The I-610 loop pulls in traffic from nearby Sugar Land, Pearland and Pasadena, funneling it into and around Houston. Widening that loop will help more carriers move through those suburbs more quickly, which should reduce transit times and costs as well.
Can I still get Houston car shipping quotes and services?
Of course! Construction will take time, and not all projects have been started yet, though some have. So right now the entire Houston area is seeing heavy construction which can impact car shipping services. But if you’re interested in Houston car shipping quotes, or quotes to really anywhere in the Houston area, don’t be afraid to fill out our free quote form.
It really is free, you know. Not only is it free, but you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top-rated auto transporters within minutes. We know they’re top-rated because we check them for it. We only want to work with the best because you deserve the best. Each company you get a quote from will be fully licensed and bonded and only work with top-rated, insured carriers. If you have questions or concerns, you can also contact us any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.