Texas State Highway 101
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||25.56 mi (41.13 km)|
|Existed:||1975 – present|
|South end:||US 380 / SH 114 at Bridgeport|
|US 81 / US 287 at Sunset|
|North end:||US 81 at Bowie|
State Highway 101 or SH 101 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that runs from Bowie to Bridgeport. It was designated along its route in 1976, running from Bowie southeast parallel to US 81/US 287 along a previous routing of those US Routes, then turning south toward Bridgeport along a previous portion of SH 114.
SH 101 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 81 on the far southeast side of Bowie, and travels southeast about 7 miles to Sunset. This section was the original routing of US 81 and US 287 before an upgraded routing was built for those routes. This section of SH 101 also remains within a mile of the upgraded US 81/US 287 along the entire route. In Sunset, the route sutns to the south, departing from it parallel routing with the US Routes, and continues southward through Chico to its southern terminus on the north side of Bridgeport, where it meets U.S. Route 380 and SH 114. This section from Sunset to Bridgeport was a previous routing of SH 114 before it was redirected westward in 1976.
SH 101 has one business route, 101-B, through the city of Chico. The route was an original section of SH 114 before it was rerouted east of town in 1961. The old routing was then named State Loop 352. In 1991, the route was renamed to coincide with its parent, which had already been renumbered as SH 101.
SH 101 was previously designated by 1926 on a route from Snyder to Colorado City. Another route from Georgetown east to SH 95 at Circleville was also designated that same year. By 1928, the SH 101 from Georgetown to Circleville was renumbered as SH 104. As a result, there was only one SH 101 from Snyder to Colorado City. By 1933, SH 101 extended south to Sterling City. By 1936, the route was complete from Snyder to Colorado City, but was still an earthen road. By 1939, it was completed, with a terminus just west of Sterling City. The section north of Colorado City was transferred to SH 208 on February 23, 1956, with the remaining portion of the route cancelled and transferred to the northern extension of SH 163 on September 27, 1957. The current route was designated on its current path on November 25, 1975 to replace US 81 and US 287, which were routed onto a new built upgraded parallel path, and State Highway 114, which was moved to a different routing in the state.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Wise||Bridgeport||0.00||0.00||US 380 / SH 114 – Decatur, Runaway Bay|
Bus. SH 101 north – Chico
|Southern terminus of Bus. SH 101|
Bus. SH 101 south – Chico
|Northern terminus of Bus. SH 101|
|Montague||Sunset||US 81 / US 287 – Alvord, Bowie||Diamond interchange|
|Spur 511 south||Northern terminus of Spur 511|
|Bowie||US 81 – Sunset, Stoneburg||Diamond interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi