|State Highway 45|
|Length:||11. 482 mi (18. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States 478 km)|
|West end:||South: RM 1826 in Austin|
North: RM 620 in Austin
|North: Loop 1|
|East end:||South: Loop 1 in Austin|
North: SH 130 in Austin
State Highway 45 is a planned highway loop around Austin, Texas that exists in two open segments. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand Ranch to Market Road 1826 ( RM 1826) is a state-maintained ranch to market road located in Travis and Hays counties of the U Ranch to Market Road 620 ( RM 620) is a 274-mile roadway located in Travis and Williamson counties of Texa Loop 1 is a controlled-access Highway which provides access to the west side of Austin in the U Interstate 35 in Texas (abbreviated I-35 or IH-35) is a major north-south Interstate Highway running from Laredo near the United States-Mexico Loop 1 is a controlled-access Highway which provides access to the west side of Austin in the U State Highway 130, also known as SH 130 and Pickle Parkway, is a new Tollway under construction in a 89-mile corridor east of Austin Texas. Texas state highways are a network of highways owned and maintained by the U Interstate 45 (I-45 is an Interstate Highway located entirely within the U State Highway 46, or SH 46, is a state highway in the US state of Texas that runs from State Highway 16 east of Bandera to The official designation of SH 45 is such to form a complete loop around Austin, a distance of roughly 80 miles.
One segment is in southwest Austin and runs roughly southeast from Ranch to Market Road 1826 to the southern terminus of Loop 1 (Mopac Expressway). Ranch to Market Road 1826 ( RM 1826) is a state-maintained ranch to market road located in Travis and Hays counties of the U Loop 1 is a controlled-access Highway which provides access to the west side of Austin in the U The roadway is a divided, four-lane facility with a wide median to accommodate future upgrade to a freeway, after which the current lanes would serve as frontage roads.
The northern segment is a tolled freeway that runs east from its intersection with U.S. Highway 183 in northwest Austin to State Highway 130 to the northeast. US Route 183 is a north-south United States highway. US 183 was the last US route to be completely paved State Highway 130, also known as SH 130 and Pickle Parkway, is a new Tollway under construction in a 89-mile corridor east of Austin Texas. SH 45 is co-designated with SH 130 south to SH 130's current terminus at US 183 near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Sections of SH 130 are still under construction. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a mixed-use commercial Airport located five miles (8 km) southeast of the Central business district of ).
SH 45 North is an approximately 13-mile, tolled freeway in the north Austin metropolitan area. The Texas Department of Transportation financed its construction through the 2002 Central Texas Turnpike Project (CTTP). The Texas Department of Transportation ( TxDOT, pronounced "tex-dot" is a Governmental agency in the U The Central Texas Turnpike System ( CTTS) is a network of Toll roads in the greater Austin Texas area TxDOT originally planned to complete construction of the 2002 CTTP around September 2007 but opened some sections of SH 45 North as early as October 31, 2006.
The freeway's western terminus is at US 183 at Ranch to Market Road 620 northwest of Austin in Cedar Park, Texas. Ranch to Market Road 620 ( RM 620) is a 274-mile roadway located in Travis and Williamson counties of Texa Cedar Park is a city in Travis and Williamson Counties in the U Heading east, it intercepts the Loop 1 northern terminus. Loop 1 is a controlled-access Highway which provides access to the west side of Austin in the U For a distance, RM 620 travels concurrently with the expressway frontage roads co-designated as State Highway 45 (non-tolled). It crosses Interstate 35 and terminates at SH 130 northeast of Austin.
SH 45 Southeast is a planned 7. 4-mile toll road southeast of Austin near Creedmoor, Texas. A toll road, (also known as a tollway, turnpike, pike, or toll highway, especially if it is constructed to Freeway standards Creedmoor is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 211 at the 2000 census and 188 in the 2005 census estimate It is planned as a four lane, controlled-access facility that will link the SH 130/SH 45 southern terminus at US 183 to Interstate 35 north of Buda, Texas. Buda (ˈbjuːdə is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. It will roughly parallel Farm to Market Road 1327. Farm to Market Road 1327 ( FM 1327) is a 73-mile state-maintained roadway located in southern Travis County Texas.
In 2006, development of the highway was delayed by a lawsuit filed by the environmental advocacy group Save Our Springs Alliance. By the summer of the same year, the Federal Highway Administration approved a new environmental impact study brought about by the lawsuit; a federal judge dismissed the case, clearing the way for construction of SH 45 Southeast, which could begin as early as the summer of 2007. The Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in Highway transportation Under optimal conditions, the roadway could be completed by the end of 2008.
SH 45 Southwest is a proposed toll road that would link the existing non-tolled State Highway 45 terminus at Loop 1 to Ranch to Market Road 1826 to the east. Ranch to Market Road 1826 ( RM 1826) is a state-maintained ranch to market road located in Travis and Hays counties of the U Even if built, SH 45 Southwest would not connect to the other tolled segments of the highway. A segment between RM 1626 and SH 45 Southeast at Interstate 35 would be necessary to do so.
This missing link was one source of controversy surrounding the alignment of SH 45 Southeast. Opponents claimed the proximity of the southwestern and southeastern sections would create more pressure to connect the two and that if built, the link would encourage development on or near environmentally sensitive lands.
State Highway 45 was originally designated in 1919 as a route from Bryan to Jasper. Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census the city had a total population of 65660 Jasper is a city in Jasper County, Texas, United States, on U By 1933, large portions of the highway were still under construction along the proposed route. By 1938, the road was complete from Roan's Prairie to the Louisiana border, with small portions remaining as a dirt road. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America Within the same year, the highway from Huntsville to Jasper had been transferred to U.S. Highway 190, the stretch from Jasper to the Louisiana border transferred to SH 63, and the section from Roan's Prairie to Huntsville redirected north to Crockett. Huntsville is a city in and the County seat of Walker County, Texas, United States. US Route 190, also known as the Ronald Reagan memorial highway is an east-west United States highway. State Highway 63 or SH 63 is a highway in east Texas that runs from Zavalla through Jasper, continuing east to the Louisiana border Crockett is a city in Houston County, Texas, in the United States. In 1960, the stretch from Huntsville to Crockett was transferred to SH 19. State Highway 19, or SH 19, runs from Paris to Huntsville in east Texas. The next year, the rest of SH 45 was cancelled and transferred to SH 30. State Highway 30, or SH 30, runs from Huntsville via Roans Prairie to State Highway 6 Business (6-R in College Station.