State Route 29 in Texas
According to toppharmacyschools.org, State Route 29, commonly known as State Highway 29 or SH 29 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms an east-west route through Central Texas, from Menard to Taylor, through the northern suburbs of Austin. SH 29 is 231 kilometers long.
SH 29 and SH 71 at Llano.
SH 29 begins in Menard, a village on US 83, about 90 miles southeast of San Angelo. SH 29 heads east across the flat prairies. The area is sparsely populated, the villages are far apart, and apart from the US Highways, few other roads are crossed. At Buchanam Dam, the Colorado River is crossed by a 2×2 lane bridge, but the road is single-lane elsewhere in this area.
The road then passes through the northern suburbs of Austin, most prominently Georgetown. However, the road is mostly single lane as most traffic in this region is north-south oriented. At Georgetown one crosses two highways; the Interstate 35 and the SH 130 toll road. North of the town of Taylor, SH 29 ends at SH 95.
SH 29 was proposed in 1919 to be added to the Texas state highway network. The planned route was a north-south route from Austin to Port O’Connor on the Gulf of Mexico. In 1926, the route from Austin was extended for a considerable distance west to Rocksprings. In 1936, the southern portion of the route was moved across Refugio to Gregory, further southwest of the original route. In 1951, the north-south section from Gregory to Liberty Hill near Austin was numbered US 183 and SH 29 was only an east-west route, but was extended west to Eldorado. In 1977, the section between Eldorado and Menard was renumbered US 190, creating the current route of SH 29.
The section between Georgetown and SH 95 north of Taylor was constructed between 1932 and 1934. The SH 29 has not yet been upgraded much, the road is largely single-lane and entirely at the same level. With the growth of the Austin region from the 1980s, the town of Georgetown developed into an important suburb of Austin. However, traffic there is mainly oriented north-south. Circa 2002-2003, the truss bridge over the Colorado River at the Buchanam Dam was replaced by a new 2×2 lane bridge.
Every day 500 vehicles run between Menard and Mason and 1,000 to 1,500 vehicles to Llano and 3,500 to 5,000 vehicles to Burnet. The part further up to Georgetown is a bit busier with 10,000 vehicles per day. The easternmost section from Georgetown to SH 95 has 3,500 vehicles per day.
State Route 30 in Texas
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State Route 30, commonly known as State Highway 30 or SH 30 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms an east-west route in East Texas, from College Station to Huntsville. SH 30 is 86 kilometers long.
SH 30 begins in College Station on SH 6’s Business Route, and crosses SH 6 proper, which is a freeway, on the outskirts of town. Outside College Station, SH 30 is a short five-lane road with a center turn lane, but quickly becomes a single lane. The road leads through a relatively sparsely populated countryside northwest of Houston, where the prairies turn into forests. There are really no places worth mentioning between College Station and Huntsville. At Huntsville, it crosses Interstate 45 and SH 30 ends at SH 19 in eastern Huntsville.
SH 30 was proposed in 1919 to be added to the Texas state highway system, as a north-south route from Wichita Falls to Sabinal, in western Central Texas. In 1926, the southern part of the route was moved to Del Rio. SH 30 was scrapped in 1938 because US 277 ran on this route. In 1960, the number was reassigned to its current route from College Station to Huntsville.
SH 30 has some through importance as a connection between two regional towns, College Station and Huntsville, but has little supraregional importance.
Mostly 4,800 to 6,700 vehicles drive daily on SH 30. For a rural route, this is a relatively busy road for Texas standards.
State Route 31 in Texas
State Route 31, commonly known as State Highway 31 or SH 31 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms an east-west link from Waco through Corsicana and Tyler to Longview in the east of the state. The route is 231 kilometers long.
SH 31 between Corsicana and Athens.
Just outside the city of Waco, SH 31 branches off from US 84 and heads northeast to the city of Corsicana, about 50 miles (80 km) away. This part of the route runs through countryside with meadows and little forest. The SH 31 has a 19 kilometer long bypass along the city of Corsicana, after which it crosses Interstate 45 on the east side . Further east the road leads to Athens, about 60 kilometers away. Halfway through this route, the area starts to get a bit more wooded.
SH 31 runs right through Athens, but there is a loop road in the form of Loop 7 available. This is followed by a 50 kilometer route with an alternation of meadows and forests to the town of Tyler, the largest town on the route. SH 31 runs right through Tyler, but there is a loop road in the form of Loop 323. East of Tyler, SH 31 runs almost continuously through wooded areas and intersects Interstate 20 just before Longview, ending in Longview at US 80.
SH 31 originally ran from Waco to Tyler but was extended to Gladewater in 1933. The section between Tyler and Gladewater became part of US 271 in 1939, after which SH 31 was extended east from Tyler to Kilgore and on to Longview in 1985 when US 259 was rerouted on a different route. A diversion has also been realized at Hubbard. By 2020, the section between Tyler and Kilgore will be widened to 2×2 lanes.
SH 31 at Kilgore.
SH 31 was the main street of the city of Corsicana. Because there are no alternative freeways for east-west traffic in the region, a southern bypass of Corsicana has been constructed. This was originally planned as a freeway, but was later downsized to a semi-level grade super two. On November 19, 2015, a $106 million contract was awarded for the construction of the 12-mile bypass. Construction of the highway began on September 29, 2016 and will be fully opened on October 21, 2021.
Some 5,300 to 5,900 vehicles drive daily between Waco and Corsicana, with a peak of 21,000 vehicles in Corsicana itself. Further east, 6,000 to 12,000 vehicles drove as far as Athens and about 10,000 vehicles continued on to Tyler. Further east, 9,000 vehicles drove as far as Kilgore and 22,000 vehicles between I-20 and Longview.