Texas State Highway 359

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State Highway 359 marker

State Highway 359
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 135.233 mi[1] (217.636 km)
Existed: 1954 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 83 at Laredo
  I-37 at Mathis
East end: US 181 at Skidmore
Highway system
SH 358 SH 360

State Highway 359 or SH 359 is a state highway that runs from Skidmore in southeastern Texas, near Corpus Christi, southwest and west to Laredo at the international border with Mexico.

History[edit]

The 359 route designation was first used in 1946 for a short stretch of highway in Coleman, but this designation was cancelled and replaced with Texas State Highway Loop 175 in 1947. The current State Highway 359 was designated in 1955 along the old US 59 route from Beeville to Laredo. SH 359 covered essentially its present-day route, plus a co-routing with US 181 from Skidmore to Beeville. In 1960 the dual designation with US 181 from Skidmore to Beeville was removed, which made Skidmore the eastern terminus of SH 359.

Route description[edit]

The highway's eastern terminus is the intersection with US 181 at Skidmore. The route runs southwest through Tynan to an intersection with Interstate 37 at Mathis. The route continues in a southwest direction past Lake Corpus Christi through Sandia, Orange Grove and Alfred until it reaches Alice, where it is briefly co-routed with SH 44.

The route then diverges from SH 44 at San Diego and continues southwest through Benavides and Realitos to a junction with SH 16 at Hebbronville. Here the route takes a more western direction and runs through Bruni and Oilton before its final junction with US 83 at Laredo on the Mexican border. Counties traversed by the route include Bee, San Patricio, Jim Wells, Duval, Jim Hogg and Webb. The highway is paved throughout and multi-lane for portions of the route. With the exception of its western terminus at Laredo, most of the terrain covered by the highway is sparsely populated and rural.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Webb Laredo Houston Street (I-35 Bus. south) / Santa Ursula Avenue - International Bridge No. 1, International Bridge No. 2
I-35 north / US 83 north (San Dario Avenue) to US 59 – San Antonio, Houston, Carrizo Springs
US 82 south / Arkansas Avenue – Zapata Interchange; east end of US 83 overlap
Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop) / Spur 260 south (Jaime Zapata Memorial Highway) – Zapata, Texas A&M International University, Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, Laredo Entertainment Center Interchange
  FM 2895 north – Aguilares
  FM 649 south – Mirando City
Bruni FM 2050 north – Freer
Duval
No major junctions
Jim Hogg Hebbronville SH 16 north (Smith Street) – Freer West end of SH 16 overlap
SH 16 south / SH 285 east (Smith Street) to FM 1017 – Falfurrias, Zapata East end of SH 16 overlap
Duval Realitos FM 716 east (Corkill Street) – Concepcion
Benavides FM 2295 west to SH 16 West end of FM 2295 overlap
SH 339 north (Texas Boulevard) – Freer West end of SH 339 overlap
SH 339 south / FM 3196 north (Humble Street) – La Rosita, Falfurrias East end of SH 339 overlap
FM 2295 east – Kingsville East end of FM 2295 overlap
San Diego FM 1329 south – Falfurrias
SH 44 west – Freer, Laredo West end of SH 44 overlap
see SH 44
Jim Wells   SH 44 east – Agua Dulce, Corpus Christi Interchange; east end of SH 44 overlap
  FM 3376 west
  FM 1539 east
  FM 2044
Orange Grove FM 624 – Corpus Christi
Casa Blanca FM 534 north
Sandia FM 70 south
FM 1540 east
San Patricio   PR 25 north – Lake Corpus Christi State Recreational Area
Mathis
Bus. SH 359 east / FM 666 south (San Patricio Street) – San Patricio
Spur 459 east to I-37 south – Corpus Christi

Bus. SH 359 west
FM 3024 north
I-37 – San Antonio, Corpus Christi I-37 exit 36
Bee Tynan FM 796 south West end of FM 796 overlap
FM 796 north East end of FM 796 overlap
Skidmore US 181 – Skidmore, Sinton
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 359". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2006-12-23. 
  2. ^ Google (2008-03-08). "overview map of SH 359" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 

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