Texas State Highway 47
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||7.1 mi (11.4 km)|
|Existed:||1987 – present|
|West end:||SH 21 near Bryan|
|FM 1179 in Bryan|
|East end:||FM 60 at College Station|
State Highway 47, or SH 47, runs from SH 21 at Texas A&M University-Riverside near Bryan southeastward to FM 60 near Easterwood Airport and Texas A&M University Research Park in College Station. This highway was designated in 1987.
The SH 47 corridor is expected to be an area of major growth in the 2010s due to its proximity to the growth of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
SH 47 was originally planned by 1926 along a previous section of SH 1A and SH 1C from near the intersection of the Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana state borders, northwest through Atlanta, then northeast through Texarkana to the Arkansas border north of Texarkana. By 1930, the highway was rerouted west from Atlanta to Daingerfield, replacing SH 48. In 1939, this classification was cancelled when the route was transferred to SH 11.
The entire route is in Brazos County.
|||SH 21 – Caldwell, Bryan||Interchange|
|Bryan||FM 1688 east (Leonard Rd)|
|FM 1179 east (Villa Maria Rd) / Jones Rd||Interchange|
|College Station||FM 60 (Raymond Stotzer Pkwy)||Interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 47". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
- Estridge, Holli L. (2008-04-03). "Growth opportunities". The Bryan College Station Eagle. Archived from the original on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
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