Texas State Highway 8

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Not to be confused with Texas State Highway Beltway 8, a beltway around Houston, Texas.
"TX 8" redirects here. TX 8 may also refer to Texas's 8th congressional district.

State Highway 8 marker

State Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 41.4 mi[1] (66.6 km)
Existed: 1917 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 155 in Linden
 

US 67 in Corley
US 82 in New Boston

I‑30 in New Boston
North end: Hwy. 41
Highway system
SH 7 SH 9

State Highway 8 or SH 8 is a north–south state highway that runs from the Red River, the Texas-Arkansas boundary, north of New Boston to SH 155 at Linden.

History[edit]

Historic SH 8

SH 8 was one of the original twenty six state highways proposed in 1917, proposed as an 'East Texas Highway.' In 1919 the routing follows the present day SH 8 from the Arkansas State Line to its terminus in Linden, then continued south on present day U.S. Highway 59 through Marshall, to Carthage. On U.S. Highway 96, SH 8 traveled through San Augustine, Jasper to its junction with SH 62, where it turned towards its terminus in Orange.

In 1922 SH 8 was rerouted from Buna to Beaumont and into Port Arthur via present day US 96. The Buna-Orange section became SH 62 by 1926.

In 1926, US 59 and 96 were overlaid over pieces of SH 8. While the entirety of the SH 8 maintained its number, by 1939 most of SH 8 was cancelled, leaving only the Arkansas-Corley segment to the old highway. In 1947 a small segment was reassigned back to SH 8 from US 59 from Corley to Linden when US 59 was rerouted further east.

SH 8 was rerouted around the western side of Linden in 1964, with the old route becoming FM 125.

Historic SH 8A

SH 8A was an alternate routing added just east of SH 8 from Center to Orange in 1919. By 1926, it had been renumbered as SH 87. SH 8A was instead used as a spur from SH 8 to Gary. By 1933, this was renumbered as SH 181.


SH 8B was a spur route going from St. Augustine south to Zavalla. By 1926, this route had been cancelled.

Route description[edit]

SH 8 begins on the south side of the city on Linden at an intersection with SH 155, less than a quarter of a mile west of its intersection with US Route 59 (Future Interstate 369). The highway travels north through northern Cass County, crossing over Wright Patman Lake into Bowie County. The highway briefly turns west with US Route 67 when they intersect in Maud. The route then turns back north, running along the western edge of the Red River Army Depot. It then passes through the city of New Boston and intersects Interstate 30. The route then continues north, crossing the Red River, and the Arkansas State Line, where it becomes Arkansas Highway 41.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] Junction Notes
Cass Linden SH 155
SH 11 (Houston Street)
FM 1399
FM 125
FM 995
Douglassville SH 77
Bowie Maud US 67 (Broadway Street) South end of US 67 concurrency
US 67 North end of US 67 concurrency
FM 2149
New Boston FM 1840 (Walters Boulevard)
US 82 (Front Street)
I‑30
Hwy. 41 – north of New Boston

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 8". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ Google Maps, [1]