Texas State Highway Spur 729

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State Highway Spur 729 marker

State Highway Spur 729
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 0.2 mi[1][2] (0.3 km)
Existed: 2007 – present
Major junctions
West end: Feedlot Rd. / Burnett Rd. (dead end)
East end: US 83 in Guthrie
Highway system
Spur 601 Loop 1604
Eastern terminus of Spur 729 as viewed from northbound US 83.

Spur 729 is an approximately 0.2-mile (0.32 km) state highway spur in King County, Texas.[1] As of 2013, it is the highest numbered spur route in the Texas state highway system, pending the construction of Spur 1966.[3]

Route description[edit]

Spur 729 has an eastern terminus at an at-grade intersection with US 83 near the buildings of the Guthrie Common School District. The short route travels to the west along 6th Street, ending at a barricaded dead end.[4]

History[edit]

Spur 729 was designated in 2007 after TxDOT rerouted US 82 / SH 114 around Guthrie. Originally, US 82 entered Guthrie from the west and was duplexed with US 83 southbound for approximately one mile before the two routes separated past the South Wichita River bridge. The concurrency was eliminated with the construction of the US 82 bypass to the west of Guthrie and the upgrading of the southern intersection of the two highways to an interchange. Spur 729 is a section of the former US 82 into Guthrie, while the remaining portion of the former route was deleted from the state highway system.[1][5]

Previously, the roadway extended beyond the current western terminus and functioned as a ramp to westbound US 82; this ramp was eventually obliterated, as originally proposed by TxDOT to AASHTO, though its footprint is still visible past the barricades and fencing.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Guthrie, King County.

Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 Feedlot Rd. / Burnett Rd. Western terminus
0.2 0.3 US 83 – Paducah, Aspermont Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Spur No. 729". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "Overview map of Texas State Highway Spur 729 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=33.62062,-100.323699+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FdICAQId9iMF-g%3BFYwCAQIdjS4F-imjP5h3cmxVhjF5xWNeugGH6w%3BFZwCAQIdlzEF-g&mra=dme&mrsp=2&sz=16&via=1&dirflg=w&sll=33.618693,-100.322278&sspn=0.014652,0.033023&ie=UTF8&z=16. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Spur No. 1966". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 272. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/272.pdf. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Texas Transportation Commission. "Minute Order #111016". Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Application from TxDOT to AASHTO". August 27, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2014.