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Texas State Highway 155

Texas State Highway 155 (SH 155) is a highway in the U.S. state of Texas. It runs from Palestine to Linden as a mostly divided highway by way of Tyler.

State Highway 155 marker

State Highway 155
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length111.75 mi[1] (179.84 km)
Existedby 1931–present
Major junctions
South end US 79 / SH 19 in Palestine
  US 175 in Frankston
Loop 49 Toll in Tyler
US 69 in Tyler
US 271 from Tyler to Owentown
I-20 in Owentown
US 80 in Big Sandy
US 271 in Gilmer
US 259 near Gilmer
North end
Future I-369 / US 59 in Linden
Location
CountiesAnderson, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Marion, Cass
Highway system
SH 154SH 156
Northbound Texas Route 155 between Palestine and Frankston, Texas in April 2006.

From Palestine to Linden, SH 155 is part of the Blue Star Memorial Highway.

Route descriptionEdit

SH 155 begins at US 79 / SH 19 in Palestine northeastward via Frankston to SH 64 at Tyler. Just north of Frankston, a series of three causeways, one measuring a mile in length, crosses Lake Palestine and passes through the resort towns of Coffee City and Dogwood City. Located on the county line, Coffee City is home to a number of liquor stores to serve Tyler residents, due to the fact that Tyler was situated in a dry county until 2012. From Tyler the route continues to the junction of US 271 and SH 31; and then from a point on US 271 northeast of Tyler, northeastward via Big Sandy, Gilmer, Avinger to US 59 (Future I-369) at Linden, a total approximate distance of 123.4 miles (198.6 km).[2][3] The route is concurrent with US 271 on two separate sections in the city of Tyler and the town of Gilmer.

Nearly the entire route consists of a divided highway posted at 70 mph. For many years, one of the sole remaining two-lane segments and a source of congestion was a 9.5-mile (15.3 km) stretch extending from Frankston to Pert. Construction to build a parallel southbound lane commenced in early 2007 and was completed in 2011, upgrading this stretch of Highway 155 to a full 4-lane divided highway.

HistoryEdit

SH 155 was originally designated on March 19, 1930 on a route from Gilmer to Marshall. On December 22, 1936, it extended southwest to Tyler.[4] On September 26, 1939, the section from Marshall to Gilmer was transferred to SH 154 when it was extended east from Quitman.[5] The route was extended south to Palestine and north to Linden on May 18, 1944. On August 28, 1958, SH 155 was signed, but not designated, along Spur 226. On August 29, 1990, Spur 226 was cancelled and transferred to SH 155 officially. Spur 226 was reused for a route in Terrell on July 11, 2017.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2][3]kmDestinations[2][3]Notes
AndersonPalestine0.000.00   US 79 / SH 19 (Palestine Avenue)
0.70–
0.80
1.13–
1.29
  Loop 256Diamond interchange
Frankston21.3034.28  US 175
HendersonLedbetter Bay26.30–
26.90
42.33–
43.29
Bridge
Coffee City27.3043.94  FM 3506 northSouthern terminus of FM 3506
Lake Palestine27.80–
28.90
44.74–
46.51
Bridge
SmithTyler37.00–
37.10
59.55–
59.71
  Loop 49 TollDiamond interchange
40.2064.70  SH 57 east (Grande Boulevard)
42.1067.75   Loop 323 – Airport
44.5071.62     US 69 north / SH 64 west / SH 110 north (Glenwood Boulevard) – AirportSouthern terminus of concurrency with US 69 / SH 64 / SH 110
45.2072.74  US 69 south (Broadway)terminus of concurrency with US 69
45.8073.71   SH 64 east (5th Street) / SH 110 south (Beckham Avenue)Northern terminus of concurrency with SH 64 / SH 110
46.8075.32   SH 31 south / US 271 (Front Street)Southern terminus of concurrency with US 271
50.0080.47  Loop 323
50.7081.59  To Loop 323
Owentown54.9088.35  US 271 north – GladewaterNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 271
56.90–
57.10
91.57–
91.89
  I-20 – Dallas, LongviewDiamond interchange; exit 567 on I-20
UpshurBig Sandy67.40108.47  US 80 west – MineolaSouthern terminus of concurrency with US 80
68.30109.92  US 80 east – LongviewNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 80
Gilmer81.70131.48  US 271 south – GladewaterSouthern terminus of concurrency with US 271
82.10132.13  SH 300 southNorthern terminus of SH 300
82.90133.41  SH 154 (Marshall Street)
83.20133.90  US 271 northNorthern terminus of concurrency with US 271
98.80–
98.90
159.00–
159.16
  US 259 – Longview, DaingerfieldDiamond interchange
Lake O' the Pines100.50–
100.70
161.74–
162.06
Bridge
Marion102.80165.44  FM 729 – Lone Star, Jefferson
CassAvinger109.90176.87  SH 49 – Hughes Springs, Daingerfield, Jefferson
Linden123.30198.43  SH 8 north – New BostonSouthern terminus of SH 8
123.40198.59  US 59 (Future I-369) – Business District, Atlanta, JeffersonU.S. 59 is the future Interstate 369
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 155". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  2. ^ a b c Google (January 21, 2016). "Texas State Highway 155" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Google (January 21, 2016). "Texas State Highway 155" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673889.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Marshall-Gilmer Highway Number Changed to 154". The Marshall News Messenger. March 8, 1940. p. 8. Retrieved September 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.