Traffic congestion in Richardson, Texas is reaching peak levels, according to a recent study

Consultants tasked with studying Richardson’s traffic signal system found the number of cars on the road citywide is reaching peak levels.

During a March 6 City Council meeting, Dan Hennessey of engineering firm Big Red Dog presented the findings of a recent evaluation of the city’s traffic system.

“If you think things are a bit worse right now, you’re not wrong,” Hennessey said. “There are more people driving.”

Increased congestion should be addressed in the coming months following a signal retiming project headed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, as well as a city-led initiative to upgrade aging technology, according to Director of Transportation Mark Nelson.