Texas State Highway 115

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State Highway 115 marker

State Highway 115
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 106.47 mi[1] (171.35 km)
Existed: by 1933 (current route 1990) – present
Major junctions
Southwest end: I-20.svg I-20 at Pyote
  US 385.svg US 385 at Andrews
Northeast end: Texas 349.svg SH 349 at Patricia
Highway system
SH 114 SH 116

State Highway 115 or SH 115 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs from Interstate 20 in Pyote to SH 349 at Patricia.

Route description[edit]

SH 115 begins at an intersection with Interstate 20 and Farm to Market Road 1927 in Pyote. The route travels north along the eastern edge of town and through Far West Texas oil fields before reaching Wink. The route then turns northeast, next reaching Kermit. The route travels through downtown Kermit, passing the Winkler County Courthouse. The route continues to the northeast, crossing oil fields of Winkler and Andrews Counties, before reaching Andrews. The route travels through Andrews, intersecting U.S. Route 385. The route continues northeast, crossing through the intersection of Andrews, Gaines, Martin, and Dawson Counties before reaching its terminus at SH 349 at the unincorporated community of Patricia, Texas.

History[edit]

SH 115 was originally proposed by 1928 as a route from north of Amarillo to Stratford into Oklahoma. By 1933, this route became an extension of SH 9. SH 115 was redesignated as a short route between Pyote and Wink. The route was extended to its current length in 1990, replacing Farm to Market Road 703.

FM 703 was originally designated in 1946 from Kermit to the Andrews County Line. In 1948, FM 703 extended northeast to the Dawson/Gaines/Martin County Line. Later that year, FM 703 extended to Patricia, completing its routing before 1990. In 1990, FM 703 was transferred to SH 115.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Ward Pyote 0.00 0.00 I-20 – Monahans, Pecos Diamond interchange
Spur 57 (Avenue A) – Wickett
Spur 247 south (Pyote Street) – Pyote Northern terminus of Spur 247
Winkler SH 302 (Jim Sharp Boulevard) – Kermit
Kermit SH 18 north (N Pine Street) – Jal, NM Western end of SH 18 concurrency
SH 18 south (S Poplar Street) – Monahans Eastern end of SH 18 concurrency
Andrews SH 128 west – Jal, NM Eastern terminus of SH 128
Loop 1910 (truck route)
Andrews SH 176 west – Eunice, NM Western end of SH 176 concurrency
US 385 (Main Street) – Odessa, Seminole
Loop 1910 (truck route)
SH 176 east – Big Spring Eastern end of SH 176 concurrency
Martin
No major junctions
Gaines
No major junctions
Dawson SH 349 – Midland, Lamesa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 115". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.