Texas State Highway 26

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State Highway 26 marker

State Highway 26
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 18.5 mi[1] (29.9 km)
Existed: April 4, 1980 (1939)[1] – present
Major junctions
Southwest end: SH 183 in Haltom City
  I-820 in North Richland Hills
SH 114 / SH 121 in Grapevine
Northeast end: SH 121 / FM 2499 in Grapevine
Location
Counties: Tarrant
Highway system
SH 25 I-27

State Highway 26 (SH 26) is a Texas state highway located completely within Tarrant County. SH 26 was designated on September 29, 1939. SH 26 terminates at Texas State Highway 183 and Texas State Highway 121. SH 26 was redisgnated from its original location in East Texas to its current location in Tarrant County on April 4, 1980. SH 26 was the last of the original 26 state highways proposed in 1917.[1]

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Historic SH 26

SH 26 was the last of the 26 original Texas highways proposed in 1917. The original route was to be a short route from Tyler through Henderson to Nacogdoches. By 1926, the stretch from Tyler to Henderson was reassigned to SH 64. SH 26 was instead routed northward to Longview over part of SH 43. By 1939, it had been extended north to the Oklahoma border via a proposed section of Texas SH 149 and SH 11. In 1962, SH 26 was cancelled when U.S. Highway 259 was routed over its entire length.

In 1980, it was redesignated along the Fort Worth Spur and the old route of SH 121 from Haltom City to I-820, then northeastward through Colleyville and Grapevine. This is its current route.

SH 26A was a spur designated in 1926 from Longview to Carthage. By 1931, this was renumbered as SH 149. SH 26B was a spur designated in 1926 from SH 26 in Timpson to SH 26 west of Timpson. By 1931, this became an extension of SH 22.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Tarrant County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Haltom City 0.0 0.0 SH 183 (Baker Boulevard) Interchange; southwestern terminus
Richland Hills 0.7 1.1 Spur 474 (Rufe Snow Drive)
North Richland Hills 2.4 3.9 I-820 (Northeast Loop 820) / SH 121 / SH 183 (Airport Freeway) I-820 south exit 22A, north exit 22B
2.7 4.3 FM 1938 north (Davis Boulevard) Interchange
Hurst 4.8 7.7 FM 3029 (Precinct Line Road)
GrapevineColleyville line 12.0 19.3 SH 114 west / SH 121 south (Northwest Parkway) Southwest end of freeway; southwest end of SH 114/121 overlap
13.6 21.9 Main Street
14.6 23.5
SH 114 east / SH 121 north (Northwest Parkway) / Bus. SH 114 (Texan Trail)
Northeast end of SH 114/121 overlap; southwest end of SH 114 Bus overlap
16.0 25.7
Bus. SH 114 west (Northwest Highway)
Northeast end of SH 114 Bus overlap
18.5 29.8 SH 121 to I-635 / FM 2499 north Interchange; northeastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ "Google Maps Overview of SH 26". Google. Retrieved June 4, 2014.