Texas State Highway 14

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State Highway 14
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 60.148 mi[1] (96.799 km)
Existed: 1917 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 6 southwest of Bremond
  US 84 in Mexia
North end: I-45 in Richland
Location
Counties: Robertson, Falls, Limestone, Freestone, Navarro
Highway system
SH 13 SH 15

State Highway 14 (SH 14) is a state highway in the east central region of the U.S. state of Texas. The highway runs from SH 6 south of Bremond to Interstate 45 in Richland.[1]

Route description[edit]

State Highway 14 begins at an intersection with SH 6 about 3 miles southwest of Bremond. The route travels northeastward through Bremond, mainly through farmland in central Texas, passing through the western edge of Kosse and through Groesbeck. It then passes through Mexia, intersecting SH 171 and US 84. It reaches its northern terminus at Interstate 45 on the north side of Richland. The entire route closely parallels the original Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) railway lines.

History[edit]

SH 14 was one of the original twenty six state highways proposed in 1917, known as the Dallas-Houston Highway. From 1917 the routing mostly followed present day I-45 from Dallas to Richland. From there, the highway turned southwest toward Bremond. In 1919, plans for SH 14 were extended southeast to Bryan via Franklin. In 1926, U.S. Highway 75 was overlaid on the northern half of SH 14. The section from Bremond to Bryan was transferred to SH 6 in the 1926 plans. By 1936, SH 14 extended north to Gunter, replacing SH 116. By 1939, the portion from Dallas to Gunter was transferred to SH 289 and the section that US 75 overlaid was cancelled. The highway has had the same routing since.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Robertson   SH 6 – Hearne, Waco
Bremond FM 1373 west
FM 46 – Marlin, Franklin
FM 2413 south (Lamar Street) south end of FM 2413 overlap
FM 2413 north north end of FM 2413 overlap
Falls
No major junctions
Limestone Kosse FM 413 west – Reagan
SH 7 – Marlin, Centerville, Marquez
FM 339 north
Thornton FM 1246 east – Oletha south end of FM 1246 overlap
FM 1246 west north end of FM 1246 overlap
  FM 147 west – Marlin
Groesbeck FM 3401 north
SH 164 (Yeagua Street) – Mart, Buffalo
FM 1245 west (West Trinity Street) – Fort Parker Monument south end of FM 1245 overlap
FM 1245 east (West Jacinto Street) north end of FM 1245 overlap
  PR 35 west – Fort Parker Restoration
  PR 28 – Fort Parker State Park
  FM 2705 north / County Road 463 – Forest Glade, Lake Mexia, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
Mexia FM 1633 south – Forest Glade, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
FM 39 south (West Tyler Street) – Jewett
US 84 (Milam Street) – Bellmead, Teague
SH 171 – Coolidge, Teague
FM 3119 north
Freestone Wortham FM 27 – Fairfield
Navarro Currie FM 641 west to FM 1394
Richland FM 1394
  I-45 – Dallas, Houston I-45 exit 219A; no access from I-45 north to SH 14 south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 14". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2014.