1969 Freeway Plans for Austin

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Created and last updated August 9, 2001

Austin's 1962 transportation plan proposed a network of freeways for inner Austin. These plans were re-affirmed by The Austin Development Plan: Expressway and Major Arterial Plan, which was adopted by the Austin City Council on April 24, 1969. The 1969 document provides more details on plans for the freeways, including typical cross sections for the freeways.

The table below is taken verbatim from the Expressway and Major Arterial Plan. Below are scans of the freeway cross sections.
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Table 1
Recommended Expressway System
Facility Limits Typical Section Interchanges
Ben White Blvd at South 1st Street --- Separation
at Manchaca --- Separation
Note: the following also appeared for Ben White in this document as Amended by City Council Action
Ben White Pleasant Valley
Club View
Riverside
  Separation
Separation
Separation
 
Camp Mabry Expressway Central Expressway to Lamar Blvd. Type B Directional interchange at Central Expressway. Separation at Lamar Blvd.
Lamar Blvd. to Shoal Creek Type 3B Shoal Creek bridge to provide for 35th Street to 34th Street connection
Shoal Creek to MoPac Expressway Type B Separations at Jefferson Street. Partial directional interchange at MoPac Expressway.
Central Expressway Crosstown Expressway to 29th Street Type 2A Directional interchange at Crosstown Expressway
29th Street to Central Expressway Spur Type A with omission of the east frontage road from 40th Street to 45th Street. Directional interchange at Camp Mabry Expressway. Separations at 38th, 41st, 45th, 51st, and North Loop Streets. Directional interchange at Central Expressway Spur.
Central Expressway Spur to IH-35 Type C with omission of the north frontage road from Central Expressway Spur to Southern Pacific railroad. Separation at Guadalupe Street, Avenue F, SPRR and Airport Boulevard. Directional interchange at I.H. 35
I.H. 35 U.S. 290 to Airport Boulevard Type 2B Directional interchange at US 290. Partial directional interchange at 51st Street. Separation at Airport Boulevard.
Airport Boulevard to Crosstown Expressway Type F Separations at SPRR, 38 1/2 Street, 32nd Street, 26th Street, Manor Rd., & 19th Street. Directional interchange at Crosstown Expressway.
MoPac Expressway U.S. 183 to Northland Dr. Type D Separations at U.S. 183, Spicewood Springs & Hart Ln. Partial directional interchange at Northland Drive.
Northland Drive to Colorado River Type E Separations at Hancock Dr., 45th Street, and Westover Road. Partial directional interchanges at Camp Mabry Expressway, Windsor Road, & Enfield Rd. Directional interchanges at Crosstown and Town Lake Expressways.
Colorado River to West Loop Type D Separations at R.M. 2244, Barton Skyway & West Loop with Town Lake bridge crossing to provide for Stratford Dr. separation.
Central Expressway Spur Central Expressway to US 183 Type 3C Directional interchange at Central Expressway. Separations at Koenig, Mayfield & Justin Lanes, Airport Blvd. & St. Johns Ave. Partial directional interchange at US 183.
Crosstown Expressway MoPac Expressway to Central Expressway Type B Directional interchanges at MoPac & Central Expressways. Separations at West Lynn & 12th Sts., Enfield Rd., Lamar Blvd., West Ave. & Rio Grande Street
Central Expressway to Brazos Street Type 3A Separations at Guadalupe St., Lavaca St. & Congress Ave.
Brazos Street to I.H. 35 Type A Directional interchanges at San Jacinto St., Trinity St. & I.H. 35. Separation at Red River Street.
I.H. 35 to Airport Blvd. Type C Separations at Comal, Chicon & Chestnut Sts., SPRR, Harvey St. & Airport Blvd.
Airport Blvd. to F.M. 969 Type 2C Separations at 12th St., Springdale Rd. & F.M. 969
F.M. 969 to East Loop Type 3C Separations at 51st St., Rogge Ln., Manor Rd. & East Loop
Riverside Expressway First Street to I.H. 35 Type 2C Separation at Travis Heights Blvd.
I.H. 35 to Pleasant Valley Road Type 2C with frontage roads to be constructed initially and throughway lanes as required Separations at Summit Street, Lake Shore Dr. (Parker Ln) & Pleasant Valley Road. Directional interchange at I.H. 35
Note: the following also appeared in this document as Amended by City Council Action
Riverside Expressway 1st St. - Pleasant Valley Rd.   Remove

1969 Freeway Plans

1969 Freeway Plans

1969 Freeway Plans

1969 Freeway Plans

1969 Freeway Plans

1969 Freeway Plans

1969 Freeway Plans

 
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