Texas State Highway 191

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State Highway 191 marker

State Highway 191
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 17.75 mi[1] (28.57 km)
Existed: 1978 – present
Major junctions
West end: Spur 450 in Odessa
  US 385 in Odessa
East end:
SH 158 / Bus. SH 158 / Loop 250 in Midland
Location
Counties: Ector, Midland
Highway system
SH 190 SH 192

State Highway 191 or SH 191 is a Texas state highway running from the north side of Odessa east to the western edge of Midland. The highway is usually used as a reliever route for local traffic between the two cities, as opposed to I-20 a few miles to the south.

This route was designated in 1978.

Route description[edit]

SH 191 begins at an intersection with Spur 450 in western Odessa, just short of SH 302 and Loop 338. The highway runs east along 42nd Street, soon crossing US 385. In the eastern part of the city, SH 191 crosses by Music City Mall and the University of Texas at the Perrin Basin and picks up freeway status at the eastern leg of Loop 338. The highway passes through mostly rural land, with some subdivisions nearby. The highway exits the Odessa city limits and enters into Midland County. SH 191 crosses SH 349 just north of Midland International Airport and enters into Midland. A few miles to the northeast of here, SH 158 joins the highway, with the two running together until Loop 250, where SH 191 ends, but the mainlanes continues east into the city as a business route of SH 158.

History[edit]

SH 191 was originally designated by 1933 on a route from Albany south to Coleman. By 1939, this route had been transferred to US 183.

The segment along 42nd Street in Odessa within Loop 338 was formerly designated Spur 492. This mileage was transferred to SH 191 in 1983.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Destinations Notes
Ector Odessa Spur 450 (Kermit Highway) to SH 302 – Kermit, Odessa Western terminus
FM 1886 south (West County Road)
US 385 (Andres Highway) – Andrews, Odessa
Loop 338 to I‑20 West end of freeway
Billy Hext Road
Spur 588 (Faudree Road)
Midland Midland SH 349 / FM 1788Midland International Airport
County Road 1275
SH 158 west / Deauville Road – Andrews West end of SH 158

SH 158 east / Bus. SH 158 east (Andrews Highway) / Loop 250 to I‑20 – Midland
Eastern terminus; east end of SH 158 overlap; continues east as Bus. SH 158-B

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 191". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Spur No. 492". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 29, 2012.