Texas State Highway Loop 494

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State Highway Loop 494 marker

State Highway Loop 494
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 9.79 mi[1] (15.76 km)
Existed: 1970 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑69 / US 59 in Houston
North end: I‑69 / US 59 in New Caney
Location
Counties: Harris, Montgomery
Highway system
Loop 493 Loop 497

Loop 494 is a state highway loop in the Greater Houston area of Texas. It is 9.7 miles (15.6 km) in length and is a former routing of US 59 in the area.[1]

Route description[edit]

Loop 494 begins at I‑69 / US 59 just south of the Harris–Montgomery county line.[2] The route travels northward, paralleling the freeway to its west. It passes the community of Kingwood and the unincorporated area of Porter before reaching New Caney, where it has a brief concurrency with FM 1485. Shortly thereafter, it connects once again with the I-69 / US 59 freeway, where the Loop 494 designation ends.[1][3]

History[edit]

Loop 494 was designated in 1970 after US 59 was moved to the extension of the Eastex Freeway into Montgomery County.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Harris Houston 0.0 0.0 I‑69 / US 59 – Humble, Downtown Houston Southern terminus at Hamblen Rd.
Montgomery Porter 5.2 8.4 FM 1314 – Williams Airport
  8.6 13.8 FM 1485 east South end of FM 1485 concurrency
New Caney 8.9 14.3 FM 1485 west North end of FM 1485 concurrency
9.7 15.6 I‑69 / US 59 – Cleveland Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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