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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #125 on: January 27, 2022, 11:12:04 AM »

Pretty sure that alignment was abandoned when they designed the 1990s 620 bridge to be freeway-ready
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #126 on: January 27, 2022, 12:37:33 PM »

Pretty sure that alignment was abandoned when they designed the 1990s 620 bridge to be freeway-ready

Thereís no ROW south of that bridge though, especially as you get closer to 71/Bee Caves.
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #127 on: February 07, 2022, 10:52:55 PM »

Pretty sure that alignment was abandoned when they designed the 1990s 620 bridge to be freeway-ready

Thereís no ROW south of that bridge though, especially as you get closer to 71/Bee Caves.

TXDOT is no stranger to pushing a freeway through something like that, that whole stretch is no more developed nor encroaching as the Brownfield Highway was in Lubbock before they turned it into the Marsha Sharp Freeway.  It looks like it could be done minimally with barely any ROW takes and end up with a controlled access 2-2-2-2 frontage road set up, but I suspect when the time comes they will get the ROW to comfortably expand out to 2-3-3-2 if need be.
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #128 on: February 10, 2022, 11:23:20 AM »

If a Giddings bypass ever happens, should it go and bypass north above or south below?
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2022, 11:31:09 AM »

If a Giddings bypass ever happens, should it go and bypass north above or south below?

North minimizes residential takings, so it's almost certainly the path they'll choose
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #130 on: February 10, 2022, 03:09:33 PM »

If a Giddings bypass ever happens, should it go and bypass north above or south below?

North minimizes residential takings, so it's almost certainly the path they'll choose

Has there been any official talk or proposal of a bypass yet?
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2022, 05:02:25 PM »

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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #133 on: February 27, 2022, 12:55:29 PM »

If a Giddings bypass ever happens, should it go and bypass north above or south below?

North minimizes residential takings, so it's almost certainly the path they'll choose

Seeing that the high school is on the north side they should automatically go south, but being TXDOT they will make sure the route goes as close to the high school as possible.
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #134 on: February 28, 2022, 08:06:39 AM »

If a Giddings bypass ever happens, should it go and bypass north above or south below?

North minimizes residential takings, so it's almost certainly the path they'll choose

Seeing that the high school is on the north side they should automatically go south, but being TXDOT they will make sure the route goes as close to the high school as possible.

There seems to be plenty of ROW to run a bypass between the school and the town and it still not be too close to the campus:


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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2022, 07:49:32 PM »

Texas Hill Country is a beautiful area. It would be a shame if we wake up one day to find the main road through it littered with strip malls and advertisements for vacation homes.

US 290 should be converted into a limited access divided parkway. There'd be no outdoor advertising allowed beyond the most essential signs for business identification and development would have to follow strict regulations to preserve the aesthetics of the corridor.
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2022, 10:58:14 PM »

A state DOT or toll road authority's jurisdiction over sign codes is somewhat limited. They can't do all that much about signs and billboards that are erected outside of the highway's right of way. That comes down to city and county sign codes as well as zoning ordinances for commercial, residential or industrial property. Here in Oklahoma, tribal governments can have their say on things like how many billboards can be installed every so and such many feet. Just look at the parade of double-stack and 4-stack billboards next to I-44 just North of the Medicine Park exit.

Then there are recent court cases that have shot giant sized holes through many types of sign ordinances. One example, Reed v. Town of Gilbert ruled that any content-based regulation for signs was a violation of the first amendment. A town's sign code can't treat the sign of one type of business different than another category of business. Then there is the matter that on premise signs are by far one of the most important marketing tools for a brick and mortar business. Severe restrictions on what kind of sign a business can install will hurt that business.
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #137 on: August 29, 2022, 05:03:06 PM »

Texas Hill Country is a beautiful area. It would be a shame if we wake up one day to find the main road through it littered with strip malls and advertisements for vacation homes.

US 290 should be converted into a limited access divided parkway. There'd be no outdoor advertising allowed beyond the most essential signs for business identification and development would have to follow strict regulations to preserve the aesthetics of the corridor.

Eh, it's pretty-ish.  Thing is there is like 200 miles of it in every direction.  Turning US-290 to a freeway from Austin to Segovia will take from a very very very small portion of it.  I want to see it and don't want the aesthetics to get in the way.  You want to look at the hill country, that's great.  Exit the freeway and enjoy!
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #138 on: August 30, 2022, 09:54:29 AM »

Turning US-29 to a freeway from Austin to Segovia will take from a very very very small portion of it.  I want to see it and don't want the aesthetics to get in the way.  You want to look at the hill country, that's great.  Exit the freeway and enjoy!

Since when US-29 had been extended from Florida to Texas? ;)
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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #139 on: October 27, 2022, 10:52:02 AM »

The full length of the project  is now a large-scale construction zone

The first piers are up at William Cannon road.
http://dallasfreeways.com/dfwfreeways/AARoads/20221026-austin_043-1600.JPG


This view is going west, west of the SH 71 split.
http://dallasfreeways.com/dfwfreeways/AARoads/20221026-austin_047-1600.JPG


Eastbound approaching SH 71
http://dallasfreeways.com/dfwfreeways/AARoads/20221026-austin_061-1600.JPG

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Re: Austin: US 290 Oak Hill Y project
« Reply #140 on: October 27, 2022, 09:40:12 PM »

Turning US-29 to a freeway from Austin to Segovia will take from a very very very small portion of it.  I want to see it and don't want the aesthetics to get in the way.  You want to look at the hill country, that's great.  Exit the freeway and enjoy!

Since when US-29 had been extended from Florida to Texas? ;)

Somehow, he must not have completely failed. They didn't make a zero.
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