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Texas State Highway 29

State Highway 29 marker

State Highway 29
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 143.3 mi[1] (230.6 km)
Existed: before 1939 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 83 near Menard
 

US 377 in Mason
US 87 in Mason
US 281 in Burnet
US 183 in Liberty Hill
Georgetown

SH 130 Toll in Georgetown
East end: SH 95 near Taylor
Location
Counties: Menard, Mason, Llano, Burnet, Williamson
Highway system
SH 28 SH 30
SH 103 SH 104 SH 105

State Highway 29, or SH 29, runs from 3.0 miles (4.8 km) south of Texas, United States.

In Georgetown, SH 29 is known as University Avenue and is the main east–west artery through the city, passing in front of Southwestern University, which has been on the same road since its Georgetown campus opened in 1873.

An open house meeting at East View High School in Georgetown was held on September 1, 2015. The meeting's purpose was to review the upcoming plans on widening SH 29 from 2 lanes (80ft.) to 6 lanes (160ft.). Construction will not start until after the Summer of 2016 and will occur from Southwestern Blvd extending all the way to Hwy 95 in Circleville, TX.

Contents

  • Previous routes 1
  • Route description 2
    • US 83 to Burnet 2.1
    • Burnet to SH 95 2.2
  • Junction list 3
  • References 4

Previous routes

Historic SH 29

SH 29 was proposed by 1919 on a route from Port O'Connor to Austin. By 1926, it had been extended north and west along the previous SH 20, with a proposed ending in Rocksprings. By 1935, the southern portion had been shifted significantly, now travelling through Goliad and Refugio, ending near Gregory along portions of proposed routes SH 190 and SH 119. The original route became an extension of SH 27. In 1951, the stretch from Liberty Hill to Gregory was reassigned to U.S. Highway 183, with SH 29 routed farther east along former SH 104 from Liberty Hill to Circleville, and was also extended west from Mason along former SH 151 to Eldorado. In 1977, the section from Eldorado to Menard was redesignated U.S. Highway 190, shortening SH 29 to its current designation.

Historic SH 29A

SH 29A was a proposed spur route splitting at Luling and travelling northwest through San Marcos to Blanco. By 1933, it had been renumbered SH 80.

Route description

US 83 to Burnet

SH 29 begins at an interchange with US 83 south of Menard. SH 29 travels east to Mason, where it begins an overlap with US 377 west of town. The two highways travel into town together where at US 87 SH 29 separates from US 377 and heads south on US 87 for about 1/4 mile before separating and heading east towards Llano. West of Llano, SH 29 begins an overlap with SH 71 that lasts until SH 16 in Llano. Leaving Llano, SH 29 travels on the south side of Buchanan Lake traveling near the Buchanan Dam. Less than a mile after the dam, SH 29 crosses the Colorado River/Inks Lake. The highway then heads towards Burnet, where it intersects US 281.

Burnet to SH 95

Leaving Burnet, SH 29 travels through the towns of I-35 and serves as the south boundary for Southwestern University. On the east side of town, SH 29 intersects SH 130 then travels through unincorporated Williamson County before ending at SH 95 north of Taylor.

Junction list

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Menard   US 83 – Junction, Menard Western terminus; Interchange
  FM 2092 west – Menard
Hext RM 1221 south – London
  FM 1311 north
Mason   RM 1222 north – Brady
  US 377 south – Junction West end of US 377 overlap
Mason US 87 north / US 377 north – Brady East end of US 377 overlap; West end of US 87 overlap
US 87 south / RM 1871 south – Fredericksburg East end of US 87 overlap
RM 386 north – Fredonia
  RM 1900 north
Llano   RM 2768 south – Castell
  SH 71 west – Brady West end of SH 71 overlap
Llano SH 16 / SH 71 east – Comanche, Fredericksburg, Marble Falls East end of SH 71 overlap
  RM 2241 north – Paradise Point
  RM 1431 – Paradise Point, Marble Falls
  SH 261 north – Paradise Point
  Bridge over Colorado River/Inks Lake
Burnet   RM 690 north
  PR 4 south – Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park
  RM 2341 west
Burnet US 281 – Lampasas, Marble Falls
Bertram RM 243 south West end of RM 243 overlap
RM 243 north / RM 1174 north (Grange Street) – Florence East end of RM 243 overlap; West end of RM 1174 overlap
RM 1174 south – Balcones Canyonlands East end of RM 1174 overlap
Williamson Liberty Hill Loop 332 east – Liberty Hill
RM 1869 – Balcones Canyonlands
Loop 332 west – Liberty Hill
US 183 – Lampasas, Austin
Georgetown I-35 – Belton, Austin
BL I-35 (Austin Avenue)
SH 130 Toll – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Jonah FM 1660 south – Hutto
  SH 95 – Temple, Taylor
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

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