Farm to Market Road 179

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Farm to Market Road 179 marker

Farm to Market Road 179
Route information
Length 106.931 mi[1] (172.089 km)
Existed 1945[1] – present
Major junctions
South end US 87 in Lamesa
 
North end SH 194 northwest of Plainview
Location
Counties Dawson, Lynn, Lubbock, Hale
Highway system
FM 178FM 180

Farm to Market Road 179 (FM 179) is a farm to market road in the U.S. state of Texas. The highway runs from U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) in Lamesa to State Highway 194 (SH 194) approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Plainview.

History[edit]

FM 179 was first designated on June 11, 1945 along a county road in Dawson County from Lamesa north 5 miles. ON September 29, 1948, another section of FM 179 from SH 137 at Welch to 1 mile north of Grandview school was created, creating a gap. On December 16, 1948, the 8-mile gap was closed. On December 17, 1952, FM 179 was rerouted north to FM 213, replacing part of FM 2053, with the old route west to Welch becoming part of FM 2053 instead.[2] On January 8, 1960, FM 179 gained 17.8 miles (28.6 km) when it was combined with FM 2081, extending the road to FM 1317.[3] On August 20, 1964, the highway gained another 28.8 miles (46.3 km) from FM 1073,[4], 11.2 miles (18.0 km) from FM 401,[5] and 21.6 miles (34.8 km) from FM 594.[6] Previously, part of FM 594 was FM 1069 and part of FM 1073 was FM 1316. FM 179 reached its current length on September 19, 1968 when most of FM 1070 was combined with the highway.[7]

Route description[edit]

FM 179 begins at an intersection with US 87 in northeastern Lamesa. The highway intersects with FM 2592 (North 22nd Street) before leaving the town and traveling through rural Dawson County. FM 179 runs through rural Lynn County and southern Lubbock County before entering the town of Wolfforth, intersecting with US 62/US 82. The highway leaves Wolfforth and runs through unincorporated Lubbock County before entering the city of Lubbock in the Hurlwood neighborhood. FM 179 leaves Lubbock and runs through an unincorporated area of the county before entering the town of Shallowater. The highway runs concurrently with US 84 before returning to a separate routing. FM 179 runs through rural western Hale County before ending at an intersection with SH 194 northwest of Plainview.[8]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
DawsonLamesa0.00.0 US 87 (Lynn Avenue) – Big Spring, Tahoka
0.10.16 FM 2592 (North 22nd Street)
3.15.0 FM 2411 east
10.216.4 FM 1066
14.222.9 FM 2053 west – WelchSouth end of FM 2053 overlap
Lynn15.324.6 FM 2053 east – O'DonnellNorth end of FM 2053 overlap
20.332.7 FM 213 eastSouth end of FM 213 overlap
21.334.3 FM 213 westNorth end of FM 213 overlap
31.150.1 US 380 – Brownfield, Tahoka
41.166.1 FM 1317 east
44.171.0 FM 211 – Meadow, New Home
Lubbock50.280.8 FM 41 (194th Street) – Ropesville, Slide
54.788.0 FM 1585 (130th Street)Future Loop 88[9]
Wolfforth56.590.9 US 62 / US 82 – Brownfield, Lubbock
57.191.9 Loop 193 (Main Street)
Lubbock61.799.3 SH 114 (19th Street) – Levelland, Lubbock
62.7100.9 FM 2255 (4th Street) – Reese Center
Shallowater69.4111.7 US 84 – Littlefield, Lubbock
69.9112.5 Loop 388 eastSouth end of Loop 388 overlap
70.1112.8 FM 1294
70.7113.8 US 84 east – LubbockNorth end of Loop 388 overlap; south end of US 84 overlap
72.2116.2 US 84 west – LittlefieldNorth end of US 84 overlap
79.8128.4 FM 597 – Anton, Abernathy
Hale83.3134.1 FM 54 west – LittlefieldSouth end of FM 54 overlap
85.3137.3 FM 54 east – PetersburgNorth end of FM 54 overlap
Cotton Center93.3150.2 FM 37 west – AmherstSouth end of FM 37 overlap
93.4150.3 FM 37 eastNorth end of FM 37 overlap
98.4158.4 FM 1914 east – Hale Center
102.0164.2 FM 1071 westSouth end of FM 1071 overlap
103.0165.8 FM 1071 eastNorth end of FM 1071 overlap
107.0172.2 US 70 west – OltonSouth end of US 70 overlap
109.0175.4 US 70 east – PlainviewNorth end of US 70 overlap
117.2188.6 SH 194 – Hart, Plainview
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 179". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2053". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2081". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1073". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 401". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 594". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1070". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Google (November 9, 2017). "Overview Map of FM 179" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Self-Walbrick, Sarah (February 21, 2018). "TxDOT holds Loop 88 public meeting". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved June 17, 2018.