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State Highway 14 (SH 14) is a state highway in the east central region of the U.S. state of Texas. The highway runs from SH 6 south of Bremond to Interstate 45 in Richland.[1]

State Highway 14 marker

State Highway 14
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length60.148 mi[1] (96.799 km)
ExistedApril 4, 1917–present
Major junctions
South end SH 6 southwest of Bremond
  US 84 in Mexia
North end I-45 in Richland
Location
CountiesRobertson, Falls, Limestone, Freestone, Navarro
Highway system
I-14Loop 14

Route descriptionEdit

State Highway 14 begins at an intersection with SH 6 about 3 miles southwest of Bremond. The route travels northeastward through Bremond, mainly through farmland in central Texas, passing through the western edge of Kosse and through Groesbeck. It then passes through Mexia, intersecting SH 171 and US 84. It reaches its northern terminus at Interstate 45 on the north side of Richland. The entire route closely parallels the original Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) railway lines.

HistoryEdit

SH 14 was one of the original twenty six state highways proposed on June 21, 1917, known as the Dallas-Houston Highway.[2] From 1917 the routing mostly followed present day I-45 from Dallas to Corsicana, but going through an unbuilt route through Teague to Houston. On July 17, 1917, SH 14 was rerouted south of Corsicana. From there, the highway turned southwest to Bremond, then following SH 2 to Houston.[3] On November 21, 1917, an intercounty highway was designated from Bremond via Franklin to Bryan.[4] The section of SH 14 south of Bremond was cancelled that day. On March 19, 1918, SH 14 was extended southeast over this intercounty highway.[5] The section from Bremond to Bryan was cancelled on August 21, 1923 (but would be restored as SH 255 on October 26, 1937, which would have its south end in Wheelock). In 1926, U.S. Highway 75 was overlaid on the northern half of SH 14. On April 10, 1934, SH 14 extended north to west of Sherman, replacing SH 116.[6] On April 9, 1935, SH 14 Spur was created to Thornton.[7] On September 26, 1939, the portion from Dallas to Gunter was renumbered as SH 289 and the section that US 75 overlaid was cancelled. On September 26, 1967, SH 14 extended south from FM 46 (and SH 6 before this day), to SH 6. The highway has had the same routing since.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Robertson  SH 6 – Hearne, Waco
Bremond  FM 1373 west
  FM 46 – Marlin, Franklin
  FM 2413 south (Lamar Street)south end of FM 2413 overlap
  FM 2413 northnorth end of FM 2413 overlap
Falls
No major junctions
LimestoneKosse  FM 413 west – Reagan
  SH 7 – Marlin, Centerville, Marquez
  FM 339 north
Thornton  FM 1246 east – Olethasouth end of FM 1246 overlap
  FM 1246 westnorth end of FM 1246 overlap
  FM 147 west – Marlin
Groesbeck  FM 3401 north
  SH 164 (Yeagua Street) – Mart, Buffalo
  FM 1245 west (West Trinity Street) – Fort Parker Monumentsouth end of FM 1245 overlap
  FM 1245 east (West Jacinto Street)north end of FM 1245 overlap
  PR 35 west – Fort Parker Restoration
  PR 28 – Fort Parker State Park
  FM 2705 north / County Road 463 – Forest Glade, Lake Mexia, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
Mexia  FM 1633 south – Forest Glade, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
  FM 39 south (West Tyler Street) – Jewett
  US 84 (Milam Street) – Bellmead, Teague
  SH 171 – Coolidge, Teague
  FM 3119 north
FreestoneWortham  FM 27 – Fairfield
NavarroCurrie   FM 641 west to FM 1394
Richland  FM 1394
  I-45 – Dallas, HoustonI-45 exit 219A; no access from I-45 north to SH 14 south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 14". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676699.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676716.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676741.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676756.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673847.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673867.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)