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Author Topic: Strange Situation: Highway Relocated to the Center of Town  (Read 368 times)

Brian556

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Strange Situation: Highway Relocated to the Center of Town
« on: October 02, 2019, 10:28:42 PM »

Mount Enterprise, Texas:

You look at this town on Google Maps, and you think to yourself "what the f***?" The current US 259 passed N-S through the center of town, but the old alignment of this highway, which was SH 26, passed through the western portion of the town, avoiding "downtown". This is, of course, the opposite of how it typically works.

Any other situations like this?

Google Map:https://www.google.com/maps/search/mumble+nevada/@31.9169463,-94.6746157,5460m/data=!3m1!1e3
1939 General Highway Map Rusk County:https://tslarc.tsl.texas.gov/maps/map04983.jpg

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Re: Strange Situation: Highway Relocated to the Center of Town
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 11:09:54 PM »

IIRC, the City of Greensburg, KS had KDOT reroute the planned US 54 bypass freeway from a course south of town to run through the city, along a strip of blocks halfway between present-day US 54 and Union Pacific's ex Rock Island railroad that parallels it three blocks to the north after about 95% of the city was destroyed by a tornado in 2007.

I am unsure of the current status of the plans for that highway.

Mike
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Re: Strange Situation: Highway Relocated to the Center of Town
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 04:39:08 PM »

IIRC, the City of Greensburg, KS had KDOT reroute the planned US 54 bypass freeway from a course south of town to run through the city, along a strip of blocks halfway between present-day US 54 and Union Pacific's ex Rock Island railroad that parallels it three blocks to the north after about 95% of the city was destroyed by a tornado in 2007.

I am unsure of the current status of the plans for that highway.

Mike
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