us 290 http://kut.org en Map: Are These Austin's Worst Intersections? http://kut.org/post/map-are-these-austins-worst-intersections <p></p><p>In Austin, it's a constant: Traffic.</p><p>There’s&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/gravel-roads-funding-cuts-texas-transportation-proposals-create-confusion-alarm">recent statewide&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/travis-county-commissioners-support-long-delayed-sh-45-sw">local efforts</a>&nbsp;to mitigate congestion – which will take substantial investment and extensive construction. So despite proposals in the pipeline, traffic will continue to be a slow-going,&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/austin-traffic-slow-and-growing">fast-growing problem</a>.</p><p>So, it got us wondering: What are the worst intersections in Austin?&nbsp;</p><p><iframe height="480" src="http://mapsengine.google.com/map/embed?mid=zVcpBdHQavKE.kwedjeyW6TOU" width="580"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:26:35 +0000 Andrew Weber 8999 at http://kut.org Map: Are These Austin's Worst Intersections? Bankruptcy Halts Construction on MoPac/US 290 Flyovers http://kut.org/post/bankruptcy-halts-construction-mopacus-290-flyovers <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&amp;ll=30.2356,-97.824798&amp;spn=0.012977,0.018239&amp;z=15&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><em><small>Two flyover ramps were being constructed to complete <a href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&amp;ll=30.2356,-97.824798&amp;spn=0.012977,0.018239&amp;z=15&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">this interchange</a> in southwest Austin.</small></em></p><p>Drivers looking forward to the completion of two flyover bridges linking MoPac and US 290 will have to wait a few extra months. The contractor building the bridges, Las Vegas-based Wiser Construction, has declared bankruptcy.</p><p>&ldquo;I think they just realized they were in over their head,&rdquo; <a href="http://www.txdot.gov/business/governments/pass_finance.htm">Texas Department of Transportation</a> spokesman John Hurt told KUT News. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:44:16 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1969 at http://kut.org