Texas State Highway Spur 527

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State Highway Spur 527 marker

State Highway Spur 527
Route information
Length: 0.863 mi[1] (1.389 km)
Existed: 1976 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 59
North end: Elgin Street at Bagby Street and Brazos Street
Highway system
Spur 515 Spur 529

Spur 527 is a 0.863-mile (1.389 km) spur route in Midtown Houston in the U.S. state of Texas. The roadway is a freeway spur that feeds traffic from the Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59) (Future Interstate 69) into Downtown Houston.

History[edit]

In 1976, Spur 527 was designated as a spur of US 59 in Houston.[1] The freeway was the original routing of US 59 into downtown before being rerouted further east.[2] The freeway was built in the early 1960s as the overpasses at Richmond Avenue and Alabama Street had been completed by 1961.[3][4]

Route description[edit]

Spur 527 branches off US 59 (Future I-69) on the west side of Midtown and heads northeast, feeding traffic into downtown. It provides access to Richmond Avenue and Travis Street before curving towards the north as it passes over Alabama Street. As it continues north through Midtown, the spur provides access to Louisiana Street before coming to an end at Elgin Street. The northbound lanes continue onto Brazos Street past Elgin Street and Bagby Street becomes the southbound lanes of Spur 527 after crossing Elgin Street.[5]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Houston, Harris County. All exits are unnumbered.

Mile km Destinations Notes
US 59 south Southbound exit and northbound entrance, Future I-69
Richmond Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Travis Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Louisiana Street – Downtown Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Brazos Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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