Texas State Highway Spur 122

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State Highway Spur 122 marker

State Highway Spur 122
Route information
Length: 5.664 mi[1] (9.115 km)
Existed: 1964 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 181 in San Antonio
  I-37 in San Antonio
I-410 / US 281 in San Antonio
North end: Loop 13 in San Antonio
Location
Counties: Bexar
Highway system
Loop 121 Loop 123

Spur 122 is a 5.664-mile (9.115 km) spur route in the U.S. state of Texas that follows a former route of U.S. Highway 181 (US 181) in San Antonio. Spur 122 follows Presa Street from US 181 near the city limits on the southeast side of San Antonio towards the northwest ending at Loop 13 just east of the San Antonio River. The spur provides access to Mission San Francisco de la Espada and other parks along the banks of the San Antonio River.

History[edit]

An earlier Route, also named Spur 122, was designated from U.S. Highway 60 to SH 86 in Bovina. On January 14, 1952, Spur 122 was cancelled and transferred to FM 1731. Spur 122 was reused on June 4, 1964, from I-37 to US 181. On January 29, 1974, this became part of US 181, and the old route of US 181 became new Spur 122. Spur 122 follows the original routing of U.S. Highway 181 on the southeast side of San Antonio.[1] US 181 was first designated along this stretch in 1927.[2] In 1974, when US 181 was shortened to Interstate 37 (I-37), the old segment was redesignated as Spur 122.[1]

Route description[edit]

Spur 122 begins near the city limits on the southeast side of San Antonio at US 181. The spur heads northwest along Presa Street passing under I-37. The road continues towards the northwest passing over I-410 before turning towards the north to parallel the San Antonio River to its west. This portion of the San Antonio River has several parks along its banks to include the Acequia Park, Espada Park and the Mission San Francisco de la Espada. The highway also passes near the western boundary of Brooks City-Base, a former U.S. Air Force installation. The spur ends at an intersection with Loop 13 (Military Drive).[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in San Antonio, Bexar County.

mi km Destinations Notes
US 181
I-37 I-37 exit 132
I-410 / US 281 I-410 exit 42
Loop 13 (Military Drive)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 122". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 181". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  3. ^ Google (2008-02-24). "overview map of Spur 122" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-02-24.