Texas State Highway Spur 194

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State Highway Spur 194 marker

State Highway Spur 194
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 1.352 mi[1] (2.176 km)
Existed: 1946[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Old Alpine Road
North end: US 385
Location
Counties: Pecos
Highway system
SH 194 FM 194

State Highway Spur 194 or Spur 194 is a highway in the U.S. state of Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The 1.4-mile (2.3 km) route begins southwest of Fort Stockton in Pecos County along the path of a former highway between Fort Stockton and Alpine and ends at U.S. Highway 385 (US 385) on the south side of Fort Stockton.

Route description[edit]

Spur 194, known as Railroad Avenue within the city of Fort Stockton and Old Alpine Road beyond, begins at a point southwest of Fort Stockton where TxDOT takes over maintenance of the former highway to Alpine from the county. The route begins as a two-lane road, then becomes a five-lane road with a center left-turn lane just outside the city limits. The spur follows to the northeast along the north side of the South Orient Rail Line before ending at US 385.[2][3]

History[edit]

Most of Spur 194 follows the original alignment of US 67 between Fort Stockton and Alpine along Old Alpine Road from 1932[4] until the current US 67 roadway was constructed to the west sometime after 1940[5] and before the creation of the spur.

Spur 194 was designated in 1946 following a longer 2.0-mile (3.2 km) route that began at its present southern terminus at a former stockyard near a railroad crossing and extended further along the present US 385 terminating at what was then US 290 and now Business Interstate 10-G.[1] In 1949, the stretch of the current US 385 south of US 290 was designated as Farm to Market Road 1214 (FM 1214) over a route that eventually was extended to Marathon.[6] In 1957, FM 1214 was incorporated into a southern extension of State Highway 51 (SH 51)[7] Two years later, the local portion of SH 51 was included in an extension of US 385,[8] and Spur 194 was truncated to avoid a dual designation over US 385.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pecos County. [2]

Location[2] mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 Old Alpine Road Southern terminus
Fort Stockton 1.4 2.3 US 385 (South Missouri Street, Railroad Avenue) – Marathon, Rankin Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 194". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 146. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved April 6, 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ Google (April 6, 2012). "Satellite view of Spur 194" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 67". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ General Highway Map, Pecos County, Texas (Map) (1936 ed.). 1 in=2 mi. Texas State Highway Department. Partially revised to February 1, 1940. p. 1. Retrieved April 6, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1214". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 51". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 385". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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