Texas State Highway 36

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

State Highway 36 marker

State Highway 36
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 343.1 mi[1] (552.2 km)
Existed: 1919 – present
Major junctions
South end: FM 1495 in Freeport
  I-69 / US 59 in Rosenberg
I-10 near Sealy
I-35 in Temple
North end:
Bus. US 83 in Abilene
Highway system
SH 35 I-37
SH 220 SH 221 SH 222

State Highway 36 runs from Freeport to Abilene. It was designated as The 36th Division Memorial Highway between Cameron and Sealy by the Texas Legislature in 1985.

History[edit]

Historic SH 36

SH 36 was originally proposed in 1919 as a route from Freeport to Goldthwaite. By 1926, the section from Temple to Goldthwaite had been SH 108A and SH 74, while SH 36 had been shortened to end in Temple. By 1933, SH 36 extended northwest to Hamilton. By 1939, the route was extended yet again to its current terminus in Abilene, and had been rerouted over State Highway 221 south of Temple. It has run on its current course since 1946, with only minor route changes to bypass Brenham, Temple, and Freeport.

Historic SH 36A

SH 36A was a spur route of SH 36 spltting off at Cameron and traveling east to Hearne. By 1926, the route had been renumbered as SH 69. It was instead redesignated on an alternate routing just south of Temple, serving the town of Heidenheimer. By 1936, the route had been renumbered State Highway 221.

Historic SH 36B

SH 36B was a spur route of the original SH 36, splitting off at Lampasas and travelling southeast to Georgetown. By 1926, it had been renumbered as part of SH 74.

Proposed Future Alternate 36[edit]

A group calling itself the Highway 36A Coalition has proposed a new highway (tentatively titled Highway 36A) which would run between Highway 36 at Pleak and another planned route in Waller County (the proposed Prairie Parkway), ultimately connecting to Texas State Highway 6 north of Hempstead. According to the Coalition, the new highway would be limited access (along with improvements to the existing Highway 36 between Freeport and Pleak) and provide a western bypass of the Greater Houston area (as well as a new hurricane evacuation corridor).[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Brazoria Freeport FM 1495 – Surfside Beach, Quintana County Park, Quintana Beach, Bryan Beach, Port Freeport, Brazos Harbor South end of SH 288 overlap
SH 288 north – Freeport, Angleton Interchange; north end of SH 288 overlap
  bridge over Brazos River
  FM 2004 north / FM 2611 south – Lake Jackson, Angleton, Houston
Brazoria FM 521 west – Wadsworth South end of FM 521 overlap
SH 332 east / FM 521 east – Clute, Lake Jackson North end of FM 521 overlap
  FM 522 south
West Columbia
Bus. SH 35 (17th Street) – Sweeny, Bay City, Angleton, Business District
SH 35 – Pledger, Angleton, Business District, Varner-Hogg State Historic Site
Damon FM 1462 east – Rosharon, Brazos Bend State Park
Fort Bend Guy FM 1994 north
  FM 442 west – Boling
Needville FM 360 north – Needville
FM 1236 south – Business District, Historic Downtown
  FM 361 south – Fairchild
Pleak FM 2218 north – Richmond
Rosenberg I-69 / US 59 – Victoria, Houston
FM 1640 (Avenue I)

Alt. US 90 east (Avenue H) / FM 723 north – Fulshear, Richmond, Historic Downtown District
South end of Alt. US 90 overlap
Spur 529 south – Wharton

Alt. US 90 west – Eagle Lake
North end of Alt. US 90 overlap
Spur 10 south
  FM 1489 – Simonton
Austin Wallis FM 1952 south – Tavener
FM 1093 east – Fulshear South end of FM 1093 overlap
SH 60 south – Wharton
  FM 1093 west – Eagle Lake North end of FM 1093 overlap
Sealy FM 3013 west – Eagle Lake
I-10 – Columbus, San Antonio, Houston I-10 exit 720
Loop 350 north (South Circle) to US 90
Loop 350 south (North Circle) to US 90
FM 1094 west – New Ulm
FM 2187 west
  FM 331 north – Burleigh
  FM 949 west – Cat Spring
Bellville FM 2429 south – Cat Spring
SH 159 east – Hempstead South end of SH 159 overlap
FM 1456 east (North Bell Street) – Buckhorn traffic circle around Austin County Courthouse
SH 159 west – La Grange North end of SH 159 overlap
  Loop 497 – Kenney Interchange
  Hall Road interchange
  Loop 497 – Kenney
Washington Brenham FM 109 south – Industry

US 290 east / Bus. SH 36 north – Downtown Brenham, Houston
interchange; south end of US 290 overlap; south end of freeway
Lubbock Street / Industrial Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance
FM 389 – Blinn College, Industrial Park
Old Mill Creek Road

US 290 west / Bus. US 290 east – Austin, Brenham
interchange; north end of US 290 overlap; north end of freeway
FM 577 south

Bus. SH 36 south – Brenham
Interchange; no southbound entrance
  FM 390 – Gay Hill, Burton, Independence
Quarry FM 1948 south – Somerville Dam and Reservoir
Burleson Somerville FM 1361 east
Lyons FM 60 east – Snook, College Station South end of FM 60 overlap
FM 60 west – Lake Somerville Birch Creek Unit North end of FM 60 overlap
  FM 976 west – Deanville, Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit
Caldwell FM 166 east – Tunis
SH 21 – Bastrop, Bryan
  FM 1363 west – Chriesman
Milam Milano US 79 north / US 190 east – Hearne South end of US 79 / US 190 overlap
FM 3242 north
US 79 south – Rockdale North end of US 79 overlap
  US 77 south – Rockdale South end of US 77 overlap
  FM 2095 east – Gause, Hearne
Cameron US 77 north (North Travis Avenue) – Rosebud North end of US 77 overlap
FM 1600 south (North Crockett Avenue)
FM 2269 north
  FM 845 east
Pettibone FM 486 south – Thorndale
Buckholts FM 1915 south South end of FM 1915 overlap
FM 1915 north North end of FM 1915 overlap
Bell Rogers FM 2184 north – New Colony south end of FM 2184 overlap
FM 437 – Davilla, Holland, Zabcikville
FM 2184 south – Joe Lee north end of FM 2184 overlap
 
Bus. US 190 west
  FM 436 – Little River-Academy Interchange; no direct southbound exit (signed at FM 93)
  FM 93 – Belton Interchange
 
Bus. US 190 east
  FM 3117 east – Oscar
Temple SH 95 south / Loop 363 north to I-35 north – Waco, Taylor Interchange; south end of Loop 363 overlap
Spur 290 north – Temple interchange; south end of freeway
To Spur 290 (1st Street) / 5th Street
FM 1741 (31st Street)
57th Street / Thornton Lane
I-35 (US 190 west) – Waco, Austin North end of US 190 overlap; I-35 exit 299
Wildflower Lane Southbound exit only
FM 2305 – Lake Belton interchange; north end of freeway
SH 53 east / Loop 363 north to I-35 – Temple North end of Loop 363 overlap
SH 317 – Belton, Moody Interchange
  FM 2409 north – White Hall
Coryell   SH 236 north / FM 1114 south – The Grove, McGregor, Mother Neff State Park
  FM 184 south
Flat FM 931 – Leon Junction
  FM 1829 north – Mound
Gatesville FM 107 east – Moody

Bus. SH 36 west – Gatesville
US 84 – Evant, Waco Interchange
  FM 929 – Coryell City, Woodman State Jail, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hughes Unit
 
Bus. SH 36 east (State School Road) / FM 215
Interchange
  FM 182 north – Turnersville
  FM 2955 north – Pancake
Jonesboro FM 217 east – Mosheim
Hamilton FM 1602 north – Fairy
Hamilton SH 22 east – Meridian east end of SH 22 overlap
US 281 (Rice Street) – Lampasas, Evant, Stephenville, Hico west end of SH 22 overlap
FM 218 west – Pottsville, Goldthwaite
Comanche Siloam FM 1702 – Energy, Dublin
Gustine Loop 130 west (Speed Street North)
Loop 130 east (Main Street East)
  FM 1476 – Pettit, Newburg, Proctor
  US 67 north / US 377 north – Stephenville east end of US 67/US 377 overlap
Comanche SH 16 – Goldthwaite
US 67 south / US 377 south – Brownwood west end of US 67/ US 377 overlap
FM 1689 west – Sidney, May
FM Spur 2247 east (West Wrights Avenue)
  FM 589 west – Sidney
  FM 588 north – Beattie
Stag Creek FM 1477 south east end of FM 1477 overlap
  FM 1477 north – Sipe Springs west end of FM 1477 overlap
Eastland Chuckville FM 587 east – De Leon, Carbon
Rising Star US 183
  FM 583 south
  FM 569 north
  FM 374 east east end of FM 374 overlap
  FM 374 west west end of FM 374 overlap
Callahan Cross Plains SH 206 to SH 279 – Brownwood, Coleman, Cisco
  FM 2707 south
Rowden FM 2287 east
  US 283 – Coleman, Baird
Denton FM 604 – Oplin, Clyde
  FM 603 north – Eula
  FM 1178 south – Dudley
  FM 1750 north – Potosi
Taylor Abilene FM 18 east – Clyde
Loop 322 to I-20 / US 83 / US 84 interchange
FM 1750 south (Oldham Lane) – Potosi

Bus. US 83 (Treadaway Boulevard) – Winters, Coleman, Anson
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]