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Western Terminus: I-10, southeast of Junction, Texas.

Eastern Entrance: I-610, in Houston, Texas.

Length: 261 Miles (420 km).

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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from west to east.  US-290 East photos are left-aligned in the last column, while US-290 west photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



Location

Description

Photo

East-
Bound

West-
Bound

Travis County

Austin

This view looks easterly along the US-290 freeway approaching Austin from the southwest.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Westerly view along US-290 from west of the MoPac Expressway interchange.  The left lane of the westbound carriageway has been painted closed as the US-290 freeway ends about a mile ahead.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Easterly at the MoPac Expressway (Loop 1) interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

View looking easterly through the four-level stack interchange with the MoPac Expressway.  Despite the fact that the interchange with the Mopac Expressway has four levels, the interchange does not provide full unimpeded travel between US-290 and Loop 1 in all directions.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Sunset Valley

Two views looking westerly along US-290/TX-71 at the MoPac Expressway interchange.  The high-speed flyover ramp from US-290 West to the southbound Mopac Expressway had yet to open to traffic when this photo was taken.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Sunset Valley

Easterly view east of the MoPac Expressway interchange.  Braided ramps, as are pictured in this photo, are quite common to freeways in Texas.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Sunset Valley

Signage for the MoPac Expressway interchange.  From US-290 West, motorists bound to Loop 1 must access the expressway via the frontage road network.  When this photo was taken, a new ramp was under construction to link US-290 West to Loop 1 South, but had yet to be completed.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Advanced signage for the ramp to Loops 360 and 343.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Easterly view at the ramp to Loops 360 and 343.  Unlike the at westbound off-ramp, there is no direct connect between US-290 and Loop 360 West.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Westerly at the westbound off-ramp to Loop 360.  The westbound off-ramp to Loop 360 by-passes the US-290 frontage roads.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Advanced signage for the Loop 360 interchange at the off-ramp to Loop 343.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Easterly view approaching First Street.  Traffic volumes along US-290 are noticeably higher to the east of the Loop 360 interchange than to the west.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Overhead signs affixed to the First Street overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Easterly view through the Congress Avenue overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

This view looks westerly at the Congress Avenue overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Advanced signage for the five level stack interchange between US-290 and I-35.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Easterly view at the I-35 interchange.  US-290 departs the mainline freeway at this interchange.  US-290 runs concurrent with I-35 for several miles from this interchange northerly.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Travis County

Austin

Easterly view along US-290 where it runs concurrent with I-35 approaching the southern US-290/I-35 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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