Texas State Highway 36

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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]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Brazoria Freeport FM 1495 (Navigation Boulevard) South end of SH 288 overlap
FM 523 north (Elm Street)
SH 288 north (Nolan Ryan Expressway) – Freeport, Houston Interchange
  County Road 217 (Old Highway 36) Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrnace
  FM 2611 south / FM 2004 north – Cedar Lake, Lake Jackson
Brazoria FM 521 south – Four Corners South end of FM 521 overlap
SH 332 east / FM 521 north – Lake Jackson, Angleton North end of FM 521 overlap
  FM 522 south – Sweeny
West Columbia
Bus. SH 35 (17th Street)
SH 35 – Bay City, Angleton
Damon FM 1462 east – Rosharon
Fort Bend Guy FM 1994 north – Long Point
  FM 442 south – Boling
Needville FM 360 north – Beasley
FM 1236 south – Boling
  FM 361 south – Fairchilds
Pleak FM 2218 north – Richmond
Rosenberg I‑69 / US 59 (Southwest Freeway) – Victoria, Houston
FM 1640 (Avenue I)

Alt. US 90 east / FM 723 north – Richmond
South end of Alt. US 90 overlap
Spur 529 south (Avenue H)

Alt. US 90 west – East Bernard
North end of Alt. US 90 overlap
  FM 1489 – Simonton
Austin Wallis FM 1952 south
FM 1093 east to Westpark TollwayHouston South end of FM 1093 overlap
SH 60 south – East Bernard
  FM 1093 west – Chesterville, Eagle Lake North end of FM 1093 overlap
Sealy FM 3013 south – Eagle Lake
I‑10San Antonio, Houston
Loop 350 north (Circle Street)
US 90 – Columbus, Katy
Loop 350 south (Circle Street)
FM 1094 west – New Ulm
FM 2187 north – Cat Spring
  FM 331 north – Burleigh
  FM 949 west – Cat Spring
  FM 2429 south
Bellville SH 159 east – Hempstead South end of SH 159 overlap
FM 1456 north
SH 159 west – La Grange North end of SH 159 overlap
  Loop 497 north – Kenney Interchange
  Loop 497 south – Kenney
Washington Brenham FM 109 south – Industry

US 290 east / Bus. SH 36 north – Hempstead, Brenham
South end of US 290 overlap/freeway
Frontage Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
FM 389 – Shelby, Brenham

US 290 west / Bus. US 290 east – Giddings, Brenham
North end of US 290 overlap/freeway
FM 577 east (Blue Bell Road)

Bus. SH 36 south – Brenham
Interchange; no southbound entrance
  FM 390 – Gay Hill, Independence
Quarry FM 1940 west – Lake Somerville
Burleson Somerville FM 1361 north
Lyons FM 60 east – College Station South end of FM 60 overlap
FM 60 west – Deanville North end of FM 60 overlap
  FM 976 west
Caldwell FM 166 east
SH 21 – Bastrop, Bryan
  FM 1363 west – Chriesman
Milam Milano US 79 north / US 190 east – Hearne South end of US 79/190 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
Cameron US 77 north – Waco North end of US 77 overlap
FM 2269 north
  FM 845 east
  FM 486 south – Thorndale
Buckholts FM 1915 south – Davilla South end of FM 1915 overlap
FM 1915 north North end of FM 1915 overlap
Bell Rogers FM 437 / FM 2184 – Davilla
Heidenheimer
Bus. US 190 west – Heidenheimer
County Road 436 Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance
FM 93 – Belton, Heidenheimer Interchange
 
Bus. US 190 east – Heidenheimer
Temple SH 95 south / Loop 363 north (SE H.K. Dodgen Loop) – Holland Interchange; south end of Loop 363 overlap
Spur 293 north (1st Street) South end of freeway; no southbound exit
5th Street
FM 1741 (31st Street) Northbound exit is via the 5th Street exit
57th Street, Oakdale Drive
I‑35 / US 190 west – Austin, Waco, Killeen North end of US 190 overlap
Wildflower Lane Southbound exit only
FM 2305 (Adams Avenue) – Belton Lake North end of freeway
SH 53 east / Loop 363 north (NW H.K. Dodgen Loop) – Temple North end of Loop 363 overlap
SH 317 – Belton, Moody Interchange
  FM 2409 north
Coryell The Grove SH 236 north – Mother Neff State Park
  FM 184 east
Flat FM 931
  FM 1829 north – Mound
Gatesville FM 107 east – Moody

Bus. SH 36 north (Main Street) – Gatesville
US 84 – Goldthwaite, Waco Interchange
FM 929 – Osage

Bus. SH 36 south (State School Road) / FM 215 north – Gatesville, Valley Mills
Interchange
  FM 182 north – Turnersville
  FM 2955 north
Jonesboro FM 217 east – Valley Mills
Hamilton FM 1602 north – Hico
Hamilton SH 22 east – Cranfills Gap South end of SH 22 overlap
US 281 – Lampasas, Hico North end of SH 22 overlap
FM 218 west – Pottsville
Comanche   FM 1702 – Energy, Edna Hill
Gustine Loop 130 west (Speed Avenue)
Loop 130 east (Main Street)
  FM 1476 – Proctor
  US 67 north / US 377 north – Dublin South end of US 67/377 overlap
Comanche SH 16 – Goldthwaite, De Leon
US 67 south / US 377 south – Brownwood North end of US 67/377 overlap
FM 1689 north – Sidney
  FM 589 west – Sidney
  FM 588 north
  FM 1477 south – Sidney South end of FM 1477 overlap
  FM 1477 north North end of FM 1477 overlap
Eastland   FM 587 east – De Leon
Rising Star US 183 – Brownwood, Cisco
  FM 583 south
  FM 569 north
  FM 374 east South end of FM 374 overlap
  FM 374 west – Cross Plains North end of FM 374 overlap
Callahan Cross Plains SH 206 – Coleman, Cisco
  FM 2287 west
  FM 2287 east
  US 283 – Coleman, Baird
  FM 604 – Lawn, Clyde
  FM 603 north
  FM 1178 south
  FM 1750 north – Potosi
Taylor Abilene FM 18 east – Clyde
Loop 322 (Jake Roberts Freeway) – Ballinger, Coleman, Fort Worth
FM 1750 south (Oldham Lane) – Potosi

Bus. US 83 (Treadway Boulevard)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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