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US-290 between Austin and Houston thread (future freeway-ish upgrades when?)

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ethanhopkin14:

--- Quote from: jgb191 on January 18, 2023, 02:01:55 PM ---the 270-degree circular ramp turn needs to be replaced or rerouted.

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Why, works for Memphis!  :-D

thisdj78:

--- Quote from: jgb191 on January 18, 2023, 02:01:55 PM ---^  TX-6 (not OK-6), but I know where you are talking about.
 
I guess I overlooked the intersections between Hempstead and the Brazos, but if I remember correctly the Brazos River stretch is several miles of uninterrupted IH-quality highway that wouldn't need upgrading.  And as I mentioned before they really need to do something at Brenham; the 270-degree circular ramp turn needs to be replaced or rerouted.

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Correct, the stretch over Brazos is fine. There are plans to redo the intersection with SH36.

CoreySamson:
Meanwhile, once the lights outside of Austin are replaced with interchanges (which is happening very soon if I'm not mistaken), the only slowdown on TX 71 is in Ellinger. I'm of the firm belief that if any freeway route between Houston and Austin is built, that it should be on the TX 71 corridor.

(sry to inject this into a thread about 290)

thisdj78:

--- Quote from: CoreySamson on January 18, 2023, 10:04:42 PM ---Meanwhile, once the lights outside of Austin are replaced with interchanges (which is happening very soon if I'm not mistaken), the only slowdown on TX 71 is in Ellinger. I'm of the firm belief that if any freeway route between Houston and Austin is built, that it should be on the TX 71 corridor.

(sry to inject this into a thread about 290)

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SH-71 would be the quickest and easiest to convert to at least a free flowing expressway. I havenít seen any plans for Ellinger though.

TheBox:

--- Quote from: thisdj78 on November 10, 2022, 08:41:30 PM ---
--- Quote from: armadillo speedbump on November 10, 2022, 07:42:58 PM ---
Manor has gotten some minor lane and intersection improvements in the last 5 or so years.  But if you do some research on Google Earth, the amount of new homes in that area is surprisingly small given how close it is to Austin and the huge jump in housing costs.  I don't know if the school district stinks or Travis County is slow rolling outer growth or primarily something else.

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I think that will change quickly with Tesla to the south and Samsung being built to the north. I could see families preferring Manor over say Taylor for example. There are plans to built a limited access bypass from 290 to Toll 130, wrapping around the southeast-south side of Manor. Near the south end of where the bypass will meet 130 and at the intersection of Parmer just to the north, there are many new homes being built. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is where the next big shopping area is built.

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TBF, there's only 5-6 places in Manor that would have to be moved or demolished (2 of which are old gas stations) to make space for the ROW

everything else in Manor can stay, freeway/tollway or not

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