Texas State Highway Loop 250

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State Highway Loop 250 marker

State Highway Loop 250
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 12.245 mi[1] (19.706 km)
Existed 1977[1] – present
Major junctions
West end I-20 / SH 158 / SH 349 in Midland
East end I-20 near Midland
Location
Counties Midland
Highway system
Loop 249Loop 251

Texas State Highway Loop 250 (Loop 250) is a bypass of northern Midland. The highway runs along the western, northern and eastern edges of the city. From the western terminus at I-20/SH 158/SH 349 to Bus. SH 349, the highway is a freeway.

Route description[edit]

Loop 250 begins at an interchange with I-20/SH 158/SH 349 in southwest Midland, with SH 158 beginning at concurrency with Loop 250. The highway runs near many industrial parks with exits for Industrial Avenue and BL I-20 (W. Wall Street). Near Thomason Drive, the freeway passes near many subdivisions on the city's west side. The concurrency with SH 158 ends at an interchange with SH 191 near Grande Communications Stadium and Security Bank Ballpark. Near Wadley Avenue, the freeway turns from a more north direction towards the east. The corridor of Loop 250 from Midland Drive to Garfield Street is the sight of many restaurants and shopping centers, including Midland Park Mall. Between Garfield Street and Bus. SH 349 (Big Spring Street), the southern frontage road serves as the northern boundary for Midland Airpark. Just east of Lamesa Road, Loop 250 goes from a freeway to a divided highway with a wide median with room to accommodate a future freeway. The highway leaves the city limits of Midland just east of County Road 1160. Loop 250 has an interchange with BL I-20 before ending at I-20 east of Midland.

History[edit]

Texas Spur 250.svg

Loop 250 was originally designated on March 31, 1952 and ran from US 183 near the Montopolis Bridge to US 81 in north Austin. This highway was cancelled on August 17, 1954 with the mileage being transferred to US 183.[2] The Loop 250 designation was used again as Spur 250 on August 27, 1959 as a connector route between Interstate 45 and U.S. Route 75 in Texas near Mossy Grove. This route was cancelled on October 8, 1965 with the mileage being transferred to FM 2989.[3] The current Loop 250 was designated on August 31, 1977. On July 24, 1984, it replaced FM 1369, which was decommissioned, and the section of FM 868 from Loop 250 to SH 349.

Junction list[edit]

The entire highway is in Midland County.

Locationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Midland0.00.0 I-20 / SH 158 east – El Paso, Garden CityAt-grade interchange; west end of SH 158 overlap
0.20.32I-20 Frontage RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.30.48Industrial AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance
0.91.4 BL I-20 – Odessa, Midland
1.32.1Anetta DriveEastbound exit and westbound entrance
2.13.4Thomason Drive
3.25.1
SH 158 west / SH 191 west / Bus. SH 158 east – Andrews, Odessa, Midland
East end of SH 158 overlap
4.36.9Wadley Avenue, Tremont Avenue
5.79.2 FM 868 (Midland Drive)
6.710.8Midkiff Road – Midland Park Mall
7.912.7Garfield Street – Midland College, Midland Airpark
8.814.2A Street
9.515.3
Bus. SH 349 – Lamesa, Rankin
Westbound exit via the Lamesa Road exit
9.915.9Lamesa RoadEast end of freeway
15.324.6 BL I-20 – Big Spring, MidlandInterchange
16.326.2 I-20 – Abilene, El Paso
CR 1130
Roadway continues south as CR 1130
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 250". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 183". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2989". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Google (May 18, 2017). "Overview Map of Loop 250" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 18, 2017.