Texas State Highway 105

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State Highway 105 marker

State Highway 105
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 150.4 mi[1] (242.0 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end:
Bus. US 290 at Brenham
 

SH 6 in Navasota
I‑45 in Conroe

I‑69 / US 59 in Cleveland
East end: US 69 / US 96 / US 287 at Beaumont
Location
Counties: Washington, Brazos, Grimes, Montgomery, Liberty, Hardin, Jefferson
Highway system
SH 104 SH 106
SH 132 SH 133 SH 134

State Highway 105, or SH 105, is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs from Brenham to the outskirts of Beaumont. The route was originally proposed in 1933 and took its current routing in 1984.

Route description[edit]

SH 105 begins as a pair of one-way roads at an intersection with Business U.S. Route 290 in downtown Brenham. It then progresses northeast out of Brenham through mainly farming lands. It passes near Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, which is the birthplace of Texas as the location of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. It then crosses the Brazos River before passing through Navasota. The route briefly joins SH 6 before proceeding east again. It passes near Lake Conroe before entering the city of Conroe and an intersection with Interstate 45. The route continues east, passing through the very southern edge of Sam Houston National Forest before reaching Cleveland and an intersection with Interstate 69/U.S. Route 59. The route continues east out of Cleveland, briefly coinciding with SH 321, passing through a large section of East Texas Piney Woods, before reaching its eastern terminus at U.S. Routes 69, 96, and 287 on the far northern edge of Beaumont.

Route history[edit]

The highway was originally proposed in 1926 from Navasota east through Conroe to Cleveland, roughly paralleling a local railroad line. By 1933 the route was completed as an earthen road, with a proposed extension east to Moss Hill. By 1939, a new section of SH 105 was under construction, being built westward from Beaumont, replacing SH 133. Construction was sporadic, with the section between Conroe and Beaumont not completed until the 1960s. In 1973, SH 105 was extended southwest into Brenham, replacing a section of SH 90. The current route was set in 1984 with the highway replacing FM 162 and shortening the route from Cleveland to Beaumont. One portion of FM 162 was originally designated as FM 1935. In 2005, a new routing around Cleveland was approved for construction, while the section through Cleveland will be designated as a business route of 105: 105-T.

Business routes[edit]

Texas Business 105-T.svg

SH 105 has one business route.

Business State Highway 105-T is a future Business Loop that will run on the current routing of SH 105 through Cleveland in central Texas. The road was designated in 2005, but was awaiting completion of the bypass routing of the main highway south of Cleveland as of 2008.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Washington Brenham 0.0 0.0
Bus. US 290 (Market St)
0.8 1.3 FM 577 (Blue Bell Rd)
  2.7 4.3 FM 50 north
  8.2 13.2 FM 2193 east
  9.2 14.8 FM 390 north
  13.8 22.2 FM 912 east
  18.3 29.5 FM 1155 south – Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Brazos   20.6 33.2 FM 159 north
Grimes Navasota 24.0 38.6 FM 379 south
24.5 39.4
Bus. SH 6 (La Salle St)
25.6 41.2 SH 90 east (Washington St) – Anderson
25.6 41.2 SH 6 north – Bryan Interchange, north end of freeway, north end of SH 6 overlap
27.1 43.6 SH 6 south – Hempstead Interchange, south end of freeway, south end of SH 6 overlap
27.1 43.6 Spur 515 west
  FM 362 south
  FM 1748 south
  FM 2445 north
  Spur 234 south – Stoneham
Plantersville FM 1774
Montgomery Dobbin FM 1486
Montgomery FM 149 (Liberty St)
  FM 2854 south
Conroe FM 3083 north
Loop 336
I‑45 – Huntsville, The Woodlands Interchange
SH 75 (Frazier St) – Willis
FM 1484 north (10th St)
FM 1314 south
FM 3083 (Beach Airport Rd)
Loop 336
Cut and Shoot FM 1485 east
FM 2432 (Willis Waukegan Rd)
Sam Houston National Forest FM 1484 north
Liberty  
Bus. SH 105 east
Only appears in Highway Designation File[2]
Cleveland FM 1725 north – Sam Houston National Forest
I‑69 / US 59 – Shepherd, Splendora Interchange
Loop 573 south (Washington Ave) South end of SL 573 overlap
Loop 573 north (Washington Ave) North end of SL 573 overlap
SH 321 (Houston St) West end of SH 321 overlap
FM 1010 south (S. Coolidge Ave) – Plum Grove
FM 787 east (N. Bonham Ave) – Rye

Bus. SH 105 west
Only appears in Highway Designation File[2]
  SH 321 south – Dayton East end of SH 321 overlap
  FM 2518 – Tarkington Prairie, Romayor
Moss Hill SH 146 – Hardin, Rye
Hardin Batson FM 770 south – Hull West end of FM 770 overlap
  FM 770 north – Saratoga East end of FM 770 overlap
Sour Lake SH 326 – Nome, Kountze
Jefferson Beaumont FM 364 (Major Drive)
US 69 / US 96 / US 287 (Eastex Frwy) – Port Arthur, Lumberton Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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