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Texas State Highway 144 (SH 144) is a state highway that runs from Meridian to Granbury in central Texas.[1]

State Highway 144 marker

State Highway 144
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length39.027 mi[1][nb 1] (62.808 km)
Existed1929–present
Major junctions
South end SH 22 in Meridian
  US 67 in Glen Rose
US 377 in Granbury
North end
Bus. US 377 in Granbury
Location
CountiesBosque, Somervell, Hood
Highway system
SH 143SH 145

Route descriptionEdit

SH 144 begins at an intersection with SH 22 in Meridian.[2] The route travels northwest to Walnut Springs before turning in a more northerly direction. It enters Glen Rose, where it has a one-mile concurrency with US 67.[3] After separating from US 67, the highway resumes its northward journey to Granbury, where it intersects the US 377 bypass.[4] The SH 144 designation ends at an intersection with Bus. US 377 in central Granbury.[1]

HistoryEdit

SH 144 was designated on March 17, 1930 from Glen Rose to Meridian. The road from Cleburne to Walnut Springs was erroneously omitted from the state highway log, but was designated as SH 144T. On November 30, 1932, SH 144T was officially added to the state highway log.[5] On December 8, 1932, SH 144T was decommissioned as the construction on the section of SH 144 from Walnut Springs to Glen Rose was taken over and construction had started on it. On July 12, 1933, it extended north to Granbrey and then northwest via Lipan to Brandon's Bridge.[6] On October 9, 1934, it was rerouted west to northwest of Lipan.[7] On July 15, 1935, everything north of Glen Rose was cancelled.[8] The section from Granbury to Glen Rose was restored on September 22, 1936.[9] An alignment of the route in Glen Rose was previously designated Spur 216 before being combined with SH 144 in September 26, 1949.[10]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[11][nb 1]kmDestinationsNotes
BosqueMeridian0.00.0  SH 22 – Hamilton, HillsboroSouthern terminus
Walnut Springs10.717.2  FM 927 west – IredellSouth end of FM 927 concurrency
11.318.2  FM 927 east – MorganNorth end of FM 927 concurrency
11.919.2  FM 203
Somervell19.130.7  FM 202
22.936.9  FM 56 southSouth end of FM 56 concurrency
Glen Rose23.738.1   FM 56 north to FM 205North end of FM 56 concurrency
25.040.2  US 67 south – StephenvilleSouth end of US 67 concurrency
26.041.8  US 67 north – CleburneSouth end of US 67 concurrency
27.744.6  FM 200 – Rainbow
Hood31.951.3  FM 2425 (Mitchell Bend Hwy.)
34.355.2  FM 2425 (Mambrino Hwy.)
Granbury39.563.6  US 377 – Stephenville, Ft. Worth
39.763.9  FM 51 south (Paluxy Hwy.) – PaluxySouth end of FM 51 concurrency
40.164.5    
   Bus. US 377 (Pearl St.) / FM 51 north – Weatherford
Northern terminus and north end of FM 51 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The certified length given is shorter than the actual mileage, as the TxDOT description of SH 144 considers it to be discontinuous at US 67.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 144". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 360. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 359. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 358. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673831.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673858.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673887.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 216". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  11. ^ Google (January 7, 2011). "Overview map of Texas State Highway 144 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 7, 2011.