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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #350 on: January 10, 2022, 07:36:16 PM »

The Killeen/Fort Hood area is a different metro than Austin. I-14 does nothing to help move traffic in the Austin metro.
You're the one who brought up I-69 and I-27, which also don't impact Austin.
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« Reply #351 on: January 10, 2022, 11:25:05 PM »

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You're the one who brought up I-69 and I-27, which also don't impact Austin.

Wrong. TheBox brought up I-69 & I-27 in Reply #346 (the post preceding mine). I responded that those two larger Interstate projects are in danger of being delayed indefinitely, which is true. I-69 at least has some advantage for already being a work in progress. I-27? Not so much. And all I-14 has been up to this point was a name change on an existing freeway. Only so much funding is available state-wide for highways. The larger balance of that funding is going to big projects in the major cities at the expense of the more rural projects.

And I never said I-69 or I-27 had anything to do with Austin. Instead the highway expansion projects needed in the Austin-San Antonio region may rob funding away from projects for I-69, I-27 or even I-14. The I-14 project is an even harder sell.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #352 on: April 08, 2022, 05:59:42 PM »

Interesting article on the speed limit (or lack thereof) on 183 toll south aka “Bergstrom Express”:

https://www.kut.org/transportation/2022-04-07/why-are-there-no-speed-limits-posted-on-the-new-183-south-toll-road
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #353 on: April 08, 2022, 06:57:46 PM »

I imagine, if the other toll roads in the region are any indication, the speed limit will be posted at 75 mph.

Something I wish they would do in the Dallas-Fort Worth region on some of their outer toll roads that are only 70 mph. The express lanes on more urban interstates get 75 mph, why not the other ones you are also paying tolls for?
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #354 on: April 26, 2022, 08:16:36 AM »

US 183 South's speed limit has been set at 75mph.
SH 45 Southwest's speed limit has been raised to 70mph (from 65).
https://www.kut.org/transportation/2022-04-25/speed-limits-set-on-183-south-and-45-sw-toll-roads

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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #355 on: April 26, 2022, 05:33:51 PM »

US 183 South's speed limit has been set at 75mph.
SH 45 Southwest's speed limit has been raised to 70mph (from 65).
https://www.kut.org/transportation/2022-04-25/speed-limits-set-on-183-south-and-45-sw-toll-roads
Good calls, and expected.

Nice to see SH-45 see a bump as well.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #356 on: May 12, 2022, 04:38:55 PM »

US 290 and SH 71 really need to be upgraded to 4 lane divided highways. Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.
 
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #357 on: May 12, 2022, 05:05:42 PM »

Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

pfft.  meh.

https://goo.gl/maps/Mg6K3djd7ubKKVpu8
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #358 on: May 12, 2022, 06:03:51 PM »

Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

pfft.  meh.

https://goo.gl/maps/Mg6K3djd7ubKKVpu8

Going 55 for that long sucks. There seem to be as much head on on the freeways and divided highways in Texas as on the two laned ones.  Lots more likely to go T-bone a left turning car than head on.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #359 on: May 12, 2022, 09:49:20 PM »

Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

pfft.  meh.

https://goo.gl/maps/Mg6K3djd7ubKKVpu8

That's in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. This is within an hour's drive of one of the largest and fastest growing metro areas in the United States. The roads were very busy and I saw lots of new homes going up and signs advertising more to come.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #360 on: May 12, 2022, 09:54:46 PM »

Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

Then drive more slowly.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #361 on: May 12, 2022, 10:05:36 PM »

Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

Then drive more slowly.

70 was the speed limit.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #362 on: May 12, 2022, 10:15:12 PM »



Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

Then drive more slowly.

70 was the speed limit.

It's a maximum.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #363 on: May 13, 2022, 08:41:07 AM »

US 290 and SH 71 really need to be upgraded to 4 lane divided highways. Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

East or West of Austin?
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #364 on: May 13, 2022, 09:47:29 AM »

US 290 and SH 71 really need to be upgraded to 4 lane divided highways. Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

East or West of Austin?
West. Out to Johnson City for US 290 and Horseshoe Bay for SH 71.  East of Austin, US 290 should become an Interstate highway out to Houston and SH 71 should be a freeway out to Bostrop
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #365 on: May 13, 2022, 10:02:47 AM »



Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

pfft.  meh.

https://goo.gl/maps/Mg6K3djd7ubKKVpu8

That's in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. This is within an hour's drive of one of the largest and fastest growing metro areas in the United States. The roads were very busy and I saw lots of new homes going up and signs advertising more to come.

pfft.  meh.

https://goo.gl/maps/hhwKhveSuM9bXSV36
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #366 on: May 14, 2022, 01:37:14 AM »

US 290 and SH 71 really need to be upgraded to 4 lane divided highways. Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

East or West of Austin?
West. Out to Johnson City for US 290 and Horseshoe Bay for SH 71.  East of Austin, US 290 should become an Interstate highway out to Houston and SH 71 should be a freeway out to Bostrop

East of Austin, they’ve started construction to eliminate the last remaining stop lights on SH71 between Austin and Bastrop.
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Re: Austin, TX
« Reply #367 on: May 14, 2022, 09:47:56 AM »

US 290 and SH 71 really need to be upgraded to 4 lane divided highways. Blasting at 70 mph on a road with no median barrier is terrifying.

East or West of Austin?
West. Out to Johnson City for US 290 and Horseshoe Bay for SH 71.  East of Austin, US 290 should become an Interstate highway out to Houston and SH 71 should be a freeway out to Bostrop

East of Austin, they’ve started construction to eliminate the last remaining stop lights on SH71 between Austin and Bastrop.

They haven't started the construction for all of them.  The ones in Cedar Creek have no construction around.  They have only started the project from the end of Toll-71 to past Dr. Scott Dr.
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