Austin is a city in Dent County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,371 at the 2010 census, which allows Austin to become a Class 3 city in Missouri; however, the city has chosen to remain a Class 4 City under Missouri Revised Statutes. Austin is located 13 miles north of Salem, which is also the Gateway to the Ozark Riverways.
So... enough of the "Wikipedia" introduction.....
Currently, all I have is a traffic map with labeled highways.
Various City Info:
Highways: State Route 19, Supplemental VV, Supplemental T
Zip Code: 65561
Area Code: 573
Year Founded: 1931
Update: 12/06/2014 10:20AM
The population has increased from 3,371 to 9,634. The state of Missouri completed a new highway, State Route 108. Route 108 starts at its south end on Route 19 just south of T highway. Route 108 ends at its northern terminus at Route 8 in Potosi, indirectly connecting Austin to the city of Sullivan via Route 185.
In Austin, Route 108 serves as the main highway, named by the city as "Central Austin Avenue".
As you can see, there have been several new roads added, and the city has expanded toward the East. The road stretching north from T highway in a circular fashion to Route 19 is "Austin Loop Road". The road will end up becoming a full circle, crossing VV highway, cutting back across Route 19, and meeting itself at T highway.
At some point, I'll take the time to create a new traffic map, with the highways, old and new, labeled.
-Grow the city to approximately 1 million inhabitants
-Pave 3 new supplemental Highways (A, PP, G)
-Pave Interstate 244, an extension off of I-44 (mile marker 227) to run from Sullivan, through Potosi, primarily to serve Austin, by-pass St. James, and end near Rolla at I-44 (mile marker 187).
-Construct an airport
-Expand Route 19 to a TLA-7 surface in order to maintain Route 19 as the "Main Street".
For now; however, enjoy this view facing northwest over Austin from a high-up hill.
Update: 12/09/2014 2:35PM
Austin has grown from 9,634 citizens to 65,109.
I-244 has been paved most of the way through, I just need to install the connectors for the RHM to exit on the northeast corner of the city.
A small airport has been placed.
I don't believe my city will have 1,000,000 residents, I'll just end up stopping at around 150,000.
Route 19 will not become TLA-7, as the city grew more along Route 108, and Route 108 is also closest to the CBD (yep, have one of those now).
Pictures will be taken and uploaded in a little while.
Pictures for "Update 12/09/2014":
Remember the picture taken from a hill overlooking the city? Well this new one is taken from the exact same hill over the exact same city. You can see a CBD area as well as high density residential over to the right.
Here is a view of the CBD from I-244 near Central Austin Avenue (Route 108), facing toward the northeast.
Here is a Texaco station and a couple fast-food joints on Central Austin Avenue, just before the I-244 exit ramps.
Here is Wal-Mart Supercenter, along Walton Street, 1 block behind C.A. Ave. You can also see the GiantOak Hotel & Casino (Panoramic building) in the background. On the right side of the image, there are a couple high density residences.
This is the current traffic map of Austin, MO. I-244 is not complete yet, just missing it's connection to exit the city on the northeast portion, because I haven't decided if I want the highway to exit on the north border or the east border (trying to remember Missouri geography enough to think which option would make the most since if I-244 is supposed to by-pass St. James and meet Rolla at I-44 Mile Marker 187).
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Here is an overview of Austin.
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