Texas State Highway 286

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State Highway 286 marker

State Highway 286
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 15.209 mi[1] (24.477 km)
Existed 1939 – present
Major junctions
South end FM 70 at Chapman Ranch
  SH 358 at Corpus Christi
North end I-37 at Corpus Christi
Highway system
SH 285US 287

State Highway 286 or SH 286 is a Texas state highway running from downtown Corpus Christi south to Chapman Ranch. The route was designated on its current route in 1939. Before 1939, this route was known as SH 96, and was proposed to be extended to the southwest to Riviera. It is also locally known as the "Crosstown Expressway"

History[edit]

The route from Corpus Christi to Chapman Ranch was originally designated as a portion of SH 96 as early as 1933.[2] The highway was redesignated to SH 286 on September 26, 1939.[1]

Throughout much of 2017, construction was done to expand the freeway south to FM 43. The work was completed by the end of the year.

Route description[edit]

The route of SH 286 runs from FM 70 northward to I-37 in Corpus Christi in Nueces County.[1] The southern terminus is located in rural Nueces County at FM 70 south of Corpus Christi. The highway heads north with intersections at FM 2444 and FM 43 before turning to the northeast and crossing Oso Creek near Cabaniss Field Naval Air Station. SH 286 becomes a freeway south of SH 357 (Saratoga Boulevard). The freeway portion of the highway is known as the Crosstown Expressway. As the freeway heads to the northeast, it has an interchange with SH 358 (South Padre Island Drive). The freeway continues to the northeast from the interchange through downtown Corpus Christi. The freeway ends at I-37 to the west of Corpus Christi Bay.[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Nueces County. All exits are unnumbered.

Locationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Chapman Ranch0.00.0 FM 70
4.57.2 FM 2444 (Staples Street)
7.011.3 FM 43 (Weber Road)Interchange; south end of freeway
Corpus Christi7.411.9Greenwood Drive / Ayers Street
7.812.6 SH 357 (Saratoga Boulevard)
9.114.6Holly Road
10.316.6 SH 358 – Padre Island, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station
11.318.2Gollihar Road
11.718.8Horne Road
12.319.8Tarlton Street / Port Avenue
13.121.1Baldwin Boulevard
13.421.6 Morgan Avenue / 19th StreetAccess to Spohn Memorial Hospital
14.222.9Laredo Street / Agnes Street
14.723.7Lipan Street / Comanche StreetNorthbound exit, southbound entrance
15.024.1 Spur 407 (Leopard Street)Northbound exit, southbound entrance
15.224.5 I-37 / US 181 / Shoreline Boulevard – San Antonio, Int'l Airport
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 286". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  2. ^ Official Map of the Highway System of Texas (Map). Texas State Highway Department. 1933. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  3. ^ Google (2008-03-11). "overview map of SH 286" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  4. ^ "SH 286 Overview Map". Google Maps. Retrieved April 1, 2017.