Bee Cave(s) Road?
BEE CAVE — Driving along RM 2244, through Rollingwood, West Lake Hills and Bee Cave, road signs are often labeled Bee Cave Road as well as Bee Caves Road. Michael Chamberlain with the Texas Department of Transportation said as far as the state is concerned, the name of the road is RM 2244, as all state roads (except two) have numbers for names, although most of the street signs are not labeled as such. To make matters more confusing, the nearby city’s official name is Bee Cave.
Regardless of what a state names its road, cities are able to name them as well, which is why many roads throughout Austin have multiple names, such as MoPac and Loop 1.
We asked a representative from each city about the name of the road. But each of our representatives found they were asked the question often, but did not feel as though they were the authority on the issue, since the name has been around longer than they have been in office.
As for why the signs even within cities can differ is still up in the air. Cities order road signs from TxDOT, which fills the order, but without copies of the order forms, there is no way of telling how road signs came to vary. So, no one seems to know if it’s Bee Cave or Bee Caves Road ...
Editor’s note: Community Impact Newspaper will refer to the road as Bee Caves Road.