Texas State Highway 125

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State Highway 125 marker

State Highway 125
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 27.747 mi[1] (44.654 km)
The official length does not include portions concurrent with SH 214 and FM 1780
Existed: 1990[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: NM 125 at the New Mexico state line
  SH 214 at Lehman
East end: SH 114 / FM 1780 at Whiteface
Location
Counties: Cochran
Highway system
SH 124 SH 126

State Highway 125 (SH 125) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The 28-mile (45 km) highway begins at the New Mexico state line southwest of Bledsoe, and passes through Bledsoe where it turns east intersecting SH 214 before terminating at SH 114. The highway is located entirely within Cochran County, and is numerically continuous with New Mexico State Road 125 which it meets at the state line and connects the highway to Tatum, NM. The highway has brief concurrencies with SH 214 in Lehman and Farm to Market Road 1780 in Whiteface.

The highway's numerical designation was previously assigned to a roadway in southeast Texas during the 1920s and 1930s. The current highway was designated in 1990 over a portion of FM 769, but FM 769 had been unofficially signed as SH 125 since the 1950s.

Route description[edit]

SH 125 begins where it meets NM 125 at the New Mexico state line.[2] The route proceeds to the northeast almost immediately intersecting from the south FM 769 which runs closely parallel to the state line on the Texas side. SH 125 continues to the northeast to Bledsoe where the route intersects FM 2182[3] before turning east along Third Street.[4] The route intersects FM 595 before leaving Bledsoe and then intersects FM 1169 and FM 1779 between Bledsoe and Lehman.[3]

In Lehman, the route joins SH 214 to the south for a short distance before turning east again.[4] Beyond Lehman, the road intersects FM 2195[3] before gradually turning to the southeast toward Whiteface.[5] The route enters Whiteface along East Second Street and turns north along North Taylor Street[4] where SH 125 joins FM 1780. On the northern edge of Whiteface, SH 125 ends at SH 114.[5]

SH 125 passes through mostly agricultural lands and oil and gas fields across the largely flat and featureless terrain of the Llano Estacado.[6][7]

History[edit]

SH 125 was previously designated between 1926[8] and 1928[9] on a route from Anahuac to Beaumont in Chambers and Jefferson counties. The former route designation was replaced between 1936[10] and 1939[1] by SH 73-T between Anahuac and Stowell[11] and by SH 124 between Stowell and Beaumont.[12] SH 73-T was replaced by SH 65 in 1961.[13]

The current route was originally designated as FM 769 between SH 214 in Lehman and SH 290,[14] now SH 114 in Whiteface in 1947.[15] That route was extended to the New Mexico state line the following year,[15] while also being extended 10 miles (16 km) southward from Whiteface[15][16] to an intersection with a road that two years later would become FM 301[17] In 1952, FM 769 was extended southward 9.7 miles (15.6 km) along the New Mexico state line.[15]

The route was first unofficially signed as SH 125 while officially maintaining its Farm to Market designation in 1955[1] allowing the route to be numerically continuous with its New Mexico counterpart. The following year, the portion of the route from FM 301 to SH 116 as the current SH 114 was designated between 1955 and 1978[18] was designated as an extension to FM 1780 with FM 769 ending where it intersected FM 1780.[15][16] In 1962, the designation of FM 2010 was canceled and combined with FM 769 extending the route 11.5 miles (18.5 km) south along the state line to FM 1077 in Yoakum County.[15][19] FM 1077 was renumbered as part of US 82 the following year.[15][20] The route was extended 8.5 miles (13.7 km) farther south along the state line to US 83 west of Denver City in 1970.[15]

The state highway designation became official in 1990,[1] and the FM 769 designation was eliminated.[15] In 1990, SH 125 was reassigned along its current alignment from the state line to SH 114 in Whiteface,[1] and FM 769 was recreated along the state line from US 83 to SH 125 the following year.[15]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cochran County.

Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 NM 125Tatum, NM Western terminus at Lea County, NM
0.0 0.0 FM 769 – Bronco
Bledsoe 3.8 6.1 FM 2182
3.9 6.3 FM 595 (N. Adams St.)
10.3 16.6 FM 1169
15.5 24.9 FM 1779
Lehman 16.8 27.0 SH 214 north – Morton
16.9 27.2 SH 214 south – Plains
21.2 34.1 FM 2195
Whiteface 27.7 44.6 FM 1780 south (N. Taylor St.) – Seagraves
28.0 45.1 SH 114 (Levelland Hwy.) / FM 1780 north – Elida, NM, Levelland Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 125". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Official Highway Map of New Mexico, America's Land of Enchantment (PDF) (Map) (2005 ed.). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 27, 2005. § G12-H12. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 136. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved April 23, 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d Google (April 23, 2011). "Route of SH 125" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 164. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved April 23, 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ Elida, New Mexico-Texas (PDF) (Map) (1979 ed.). 1:100,000. 30x60 minute series (topographic). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ Levelland, Texas (PDF) (Map) (1985 ed.). 1:100,000. 30x60 minute series (topographic). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ Texas State Highway Commission (1926). Official Highway Map of Texas (Map) (1926 ed.). 1:1,900,800. Austin: Texas State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ Texas State Highway Commission (March 1, 1929). Official Highway Map of Texas (Map) (1928 ed.). 1:1,126,400. Austin: Texas State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ Texas State Highway Commission (March 1, 1936). Official Map of the Highway System of Texas (Map) (Centennial ed.). 1:1,837,440. Austin: Texas State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 73". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 124". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 65". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  14. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 290". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 769". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1780". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  17. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 301". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  18. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 116". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  19. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2010". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  20. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Ranch to Market Road No. 1077". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 23, 2011.