Texas State Highway 240

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State Highway 240 marker

State Highway 240
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 43.250 mi[2] (69.604 km)
Existed: 1939[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 287 near Harrold
  I‑44 / US 277 / US 281 in Burkburnett
East end:
Bus. US 287 in Wichita Falls
Location
Counties: Wilbarger, Wichita
Highway system
SH 239 SH 241

State Highway 240 (SH 240) is a Texas state highway that runs from Harrold east to Burkburnett, then south parallel to Interstate 44 to Wichita Falls.[2]

Route description[edit]

SH 240 begins at an intersection with US 287 south of Harrold in eastern Wilbarger County.[3] The route travels eastward and soon crosses into Wichita County, intersecting SH 25 in Haynesville. The highway enters the city of Burkburnett along 3rd Street before turning to the south and crossing the I‑44 freeway.[4] SH 240 then roughly parallels the freeway, and passes Sheppard AFB as it enters Wichita Falls city limits along Burkburnett Road.[5] SH 240 parallels the Wichita, Tillman and Jackson Railway line as it travels through the city center before the route ends at Bus. US 287 on the east side of the city.[2]

History[edit]

SH 240 was originally designated in 1939 from Harrold to Burkburnett. It was extended south to Wichita Falls in 1964 over the former route of US 277 / US 281 / US 287 when the new route was opened.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
Wilbarger   0.0 0.0 US 287 – Wichita Falls, Childress Western terminus
Wichita Haynesville 6.2 10.0 SH 25 – Electra
  13.7 22.0 FM 1739
  18.9 30.4 FM 1813
  22.7 36.5 FM 368 – Iowa Park
Burkburnett 24.8 39.9 FM 369
26.2 42.2 Loop 267 south (Ave. D) East end of Loop 267 concurrency
26.9 43.3 Loop 267 north (E. 3rd St.) to I‑44 West end of Loop 267 concurrency
27.5 44.3 Spur 383
28.3 45.5 Loop 267
28.3 45.5 I‑44 / US 277 / US 281 – Wichita Falls, Lawton
  31.2 50.2 FM 1177
Wichita Falls 37.4 60.2 Spur 325
38.4 61.8 FM 890
40.1 64.5 FM 171 east (Jefferson St.) East end of FM 171 concurrency
40.3 64.9 FM 171 west (Lincoln St.) West end of FM 171 concurrency
41.3 66.5 Spur 447 to US 82
43.2 69.5
Bus. US 287 (Scott Ave.) – Henrietta
Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas State Highway Department (Texas Department of Transportation) (1938). Texas Highway Map (Map).
  2. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 240". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  3. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 357. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/357.pdf. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 387. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/387.pdf. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  5. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 388. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/388.pdf. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  6. ^ Google Inc. "State Highway 240". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TX-240+E&daddr=TX-240+E+to:TX-240+E+to:TX-240+E+to:TX-240+E%2FW+3rd+St+to:TX-240+E%2FW+3rd+St+to:E+3rd+St+to:E+3rd+St%2FState+Loop+267+to:S+Oklahoma+Cut+Off+to:S+Oklahoma+Cut+Off+to:Sheppard+Rd%2FState+Loop+267+to:TX-240+E+to:Burkburnett+Rd+to:Burkburnett+Rd+to:N+Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Blvd+to:N+Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Blvd+to:Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Blvd+to:Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Blvd&hl=en&ll=33.932536,-98.690186&spn=0.530966,1.056747&sll=33.901976,-98.45678&sspn=0.00415,0.008256&geocode=FXf0BwIdgg0Z-g%3BFYwyCAIdEKka-g%3BFZgvCAIdcaYc-g%3BFQg0CAId1gIe-g%3BFSpECAId3AAf-g%3BFZ5DCAIdaY0f-g%3BFcRKCAIdnu0f-g%3BFShQCAIdtB0g-g%3BFdgxCAIdXBYg-g%3BFRUFCAIdqxwg-g%3BFeUBCAIdth8g-g%3BFcKOBwId8J8g-g%3BFY87BgIdSM8g-g%3BFQgJBgIdRuog-g%3BFb2wBQIdHAoh-g%3BFVilBQIdmhMh-g%3BFRd5BQIdJj8h-g%3BFWhKBQIdaK4h-g&vpsrc=6&mra=dme&mrsp=17&sz=18&t=m&z=11. Retrieved 2011-11-24.