Tarkusian Cities is finally back with a brand-new region, which will, as you can probably guess, has some construction projects under way. We'll get back to Argentum and the Highway 261 project in a little bit.
LOS ENDOS: An Overview
Current Population: 36,000
Aerial image, facing north
Downtown Los Endos, at the corner of 0th Street and Unassigned Way, with a glimpse of the parking lot for Delos Community College. (facing north)
(You may have seen this one if you were following the Pic Competition)
0th Street is the main north-south arterial through downtown.
The cardinal directions attached to the street names indicate whether a street is East or West of 0th.
The north-south routes east of 0th are further numbered streets (1st Street, 2nd Street, etc.) while those west begin with letter names (A Street, B Street, etc.) . . . until they run out of letters (which hasn't happened yet). East-west streets are just named.
There also was a somewhat humorous attempt by a couple of city council members to get TDOT to assign highway status to Unassigned and part of 0th, as Highway 404. TDOT, being the no nonsense folks that they are, though, rebuffed the idea, largely on the ground that the route didn't really add anything significant to the state route system. This decision was met with little enthusiasm by the citizenry.
The south edge of town is dominated largely by agricultural uses. This is along E Gallatin Road. (facing north)
The high-tech area and community library, at the corner of E 15th (Highway 33) Milvedo Drive. (facing west)
This is along Los Endos Boulevard, near 8th Street, by the Wal-Mart and power substation. (facing west)
Residential area just north of Unassigned Drive (facing north)
And now a few shots along Highway 33 in its various guises.
This is the intersection of 11th and Los Endos, currently one of the busiest intersections in town (facing west)
Here is where 11th curves over and turns into Essex Drive (facing west)
The second sharp curve, off Essex onto 15th Street, by the water tower agglomeration and the elementary school (facing west). As you can probably guess, this isn't exactly the safest roadway . . . the speed limit here only ranges between a paltry 25-30mph (40-50 km/h, for you metric folks)
Highway 33/15th Street actually intersects Highway 94 (the Desert Lakes Highway) with an at-grade intersection. (facing north) 94's intersections are all at-grade at the moment, though that may potentially be changing. 33 becomes the Crater Highway on the other side, and provides access to Hephaestus National Park.
As you could probably tell in the overview and the map, there were two things going on: Highway 33 currently has a rather circuitous, unsafe route through Los Endos, and TDOT has started work on a realignment. We'll be seeing the work on that re-alignment next time--and replies, too. I can't thank you all enough for all of your support here--I'm absolutely honored and overwhelmed to be here in the Classics section.