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CJ Austin, Missouri 65561

Small. Quiet. Happy.

  1. youngcitybuilderg
    Population:
    3371
    Map:
    woodedplain
    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.....
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    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
    Population: 3,371
    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".

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    uploading images

    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.
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    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":

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    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.

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    Here is a view of the CBD from I-244 near Central Austin Avenue (Route 108), facing toward the northeast.

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    Here is a Texaco station and a couple fast-food joints on Central Austin Avenue, just before the I-244 exit ramps.

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    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.

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    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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    ---click for larger image---
    Here is an overview of Austin.
    Steven H. Endermann likes this.

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  1. Mrvoltura
    Mrvoltura
    4/5,
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