21: Duval and 183
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Duval is just a short jog from Jollyville over to the 183 NB frontage road. However, this intersection
is notable because it shows how new-suburban design still is a miserable failure for everyone except
cars. Note that there are sidewalks here (mainly because the city's Land Development Code requires that
they be installed when properties are developed if they don't exist already), but in order to cross
US 183 you have to navigate a high-speed right-turn-only lane which has a puny little "Yield" sign.
I can tell you from past experience crossing US 183 at Burnet Rd. in the mornings as a pedestrian that
these signs don't do squat to slow down cars even when somebody is in the crosswalk; the angle of the
turn is such that they think it's another exit ramp, not a place where you are required by law to stop
Also observe that the freeway is elevated at this spot but returns to ground-level immediately after
the intersection. Unfortunately, more idiotic TXDOT frontage road garbage means that we're now stuck
forever with the number of crossings we originally had on this road, even though the new megacomplex
at Riata might merit at least a bridge over the highway.