Texas State Highway Loop 4

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State Highway Loop 4 marker

State Highway Loop 4
Route information
Length: 4.5 mi[1] (7.2 km)
Existed: 1939 – 2004
History: Southern portion replaced by RM 967
Northern portion transferred to local jurisdiction
Major junctions
South end: I‑35
North end: I‑35 in Buda
Location
Counties: Hays
Highway system
Spur 3 Spur 5

Texas State Highway Loop 4 (Loop 4) is a former state highway loop into the city of Buda, Texas. It was part of the state highway system from 1939 to 2004.[2]

Route description[edit]

Loop 4 began at an intersection with the southbound frontage road of IH 35 north of Kyle. The route traveled due north into Buda, where it became that city's Main Street. It had two highway intersections in the city, with FM 2770 and RM 967. The route then traveled east before terminating at another junction with IH 35.[2][3]

History[edit]

Loop 4 was designated in 1939. The original route branched off US 81 north of Kyle and traveled northwest into Buda. The loop rejoined US 81 north of the city center.

When IH 35 was constructed, Loop 4 connected with the freeway at Exits 217 (south of Buda) and 221 (north of Buda).

Loop 4 was removed from the state highway system in 2004. The portion from IH 35 Exit 217 to downtown Buda was redesignated as an extension of RM 967, while the segment from the intersection of RM 967 to the former northern terminus at Exit 221 was transferred to the city of Buda's jurisdiction.[2][4][5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway was in Hays County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 I‑35 – San Antonio Southern terminus
Buda 2.7 4.3 FM 2770 – Mountain City
2.9 4.7 RM 967 – Driftwood
4.5 7.2 I‑35 – Austin Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "Overview map of Former Texas State Highway Loop 4 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=S+Loop+4&daddr=S+Loop+4%2FS+Main+St+to:N+Loop+4%2FS+Main+St+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FUdiygEdtQYr-g%3BFfL3ygEdAQMr-g%3BFcwCywEdyAgr-g%3BFaodywEd-Wgr-g&mra=mi&mrcr=2&mrsp=3&sz=18&sll=30.088525,-97.819594&sspn=0.00395,0.008256&ie=UTF8&ll=30.06902,-97.816086&spn=0.061355,0.132093&z=14. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  2. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 4". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. ^ The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin. Hays County Texas (County Number 106, Base Sheet 1) (Map). Texas county highway maps. Cartography by Texas Department of Transportation, Transportation Planning and Programming Division (1998 ed.). http://txdot.lib.utexas.edu/raw/tchays01.html. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Ranch to Market Road No. 967". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  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. 432. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/432.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-07.