IH 69E Progress in South Texas

Texas continues to expand the Interstate system, with a number of additions to the IH 69 corridor at the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, and the Houston area. Visited the Lone Star State earlier this month and drove all completed/signed sections of IH 69 and its branches. Progress is underway to extend the [...]

By |2019-08-26T09:55:05-04:00August 26th, 2019|Interstate Highways, Texas|0 Comments

Mid-South Road Trip – May 20 – Shreveport, Texarkana, Little Rock, Clarksdale, MS

Day 2 of the whirlwind trip took us around the Shreveport freeway system, northward along new Interstate 49 to Arkansas, around Texarkana on the new I-369 and AR 549 freeways, and northeast to a revisit of the Little Rock Interstates. Meandering southeastward, we crossed the doomed Clarendon Bridge over the White River toward U.S. 49 [...]

Half done

The new stack at the Dallas North Tollway and the Sam Rayburn Tollway in suburban Dallas is a little more than halfway finished. Construction began in February 2010, and the junction is expected to open in March, 2012. This photo was taken yesterday, looking north. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5773420857_d915346a9f_z.jpg

By |2018-01-13T20:40:13-04:00May 30th, 2011|Texas|0 Comments

A Spur for America

The newest section of freeway opened in El Paso yesterday, completing Spur 601. http://www.txdot.gov/project_information/projects/el_paso/spur_601/media_kit.htm Originally called the Inner Loop Freeway, Spur 601 was renamed the "Liberty Expressway" and it connects "Purple Heart Blvd" with the "Patriot Freeway" with an exit at "Constitution Avenue" for good measure. If this all sounds like the freeway system of [...]

By |2018-01-13T20:49:44-04:00April 29th, 2011|Highways, Texas, United States|1 Comment

The Craziness Spreads

Plano, a suburb of Dallas, opened Texas' first "Michigan Left" today. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/States-first-Michigan-Left-Turn-opens-at-Plano-intersection-99324379.html The newspaper was replete with graphic and map, while the local news had stories from confused locals - who were unable to ascertain how to use the newfangled contraption. Plano is also getting the state's first SPUI, now under construction. Preston and [...]

By |2017-10-18T12:17:36-04:00July 27th, 2010|Texas|4 Comments

Not as cool as the Alaska Highway, but still deserted.

Texas State Highway 161 is part of the outer (outer) loop of Dallas currently being constructed all the way around the city, ignoring that pesky Fort Worth. Other parts of the roadway include the planned Loop 9 to the south, and George Bush Turnpike. The latter road is currently being extended east and south of [...]

By |2018-01-17T14:12:44-04:00May 22nd, 2010|Texas|3 Comments
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