I’m rarely on I-35 and even rarer needed to go on eastbound TX71 from I-35. The other day I needed to go the airport from downtown and knew I needed to take eastbound TX71 there, so I’m on the lookout for the off-ramp. If you’re not already familiar with the roads in Austin, you’re gonna have a bad time. Here I encounter the junction of I-35 and TX71. It could be a dedicated fly-over or it could put you on the frontage road or there just isn’t an exit. You never know unless you’ve driven here before. Well, the signs only indicate a westbound route. This leaves you thinking if there’s another exit or no exit for eastbound.
Getting closer, there is no sign indicating there is an eastbound TX71 exit. Knowing very well that I needed to go to the airport, I took my chances with the westbound exit because of the airport sign.
Lo-and-behold there’s the sign indicating the exit for eastbound TX71! Why oh why wasn’t this marked earlier?!