Historic Information For Austin
As Austin's growth as swallowed the old, winding country roads around the city, several road re-alignments have occurred. Many of the old roadways are still visible. But take a look at these abandoned roads while you can, because eventually they'll be lost to development.
The story of Austin's freeway master plan is a story of boom and bust. The aggressive 1960's plan was cancelled and was replaced with a more modest plan in the 1970s. The world-class 1986 plan was discarded in 1994 as environmentalists took control of local government. Now in 2000, the plan is once again in the expansion mode as explosive population growth is plunging Austin into gridlock.
An interesting collection of old photos from around the Austin area.
Old road maps of Austin and surrounding communities..
Design schematics for highways for construction already in place or projects that never happened.