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Texas State Highway 159

State Highway 159 or SH 159 is a Texas state highway that runs from La Grange to Fayetteville in Fayette County, through Industry and Bellville in Austin County, and ends at Hempstead in Waller County. The route was designated on March 19, 1930 from SH 73 east to Hempstead as a renumbering of SH 73A. On December 8, 1932, it extended west to northeast of La Grange, replacing part of SH 73, which had been rerouted further south earlier.[2] On September 26, 1939, SH 159 was extended to La Grange, replacing part of SH 237.

State Highway 159 marker

State Highway 159
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length57.73 mi[1] (92.91 km)
Existed1930–present
Major junctions
West endTexas Business 71-E.svg Bus. SH 71 at La Grange
  SH 71 near La Grange
SH 237 near Oldenburg
SH 36 in Bellville
East endBusiness plate.svg
US 290.svg Bus. US 290 at Hempstead
Highway system
SH 158SH 160

Route descriptionEdit

SH 159 begins at Bus. SH 71 in downtown La Grange and heads northeast. The highway intersects with SH 71 on the outskirts of La Grange.[3]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
FayetteLa Grange0.00.0 
  Bus. SH 71
Western terminus of SH 159
0.50.80  SH 71
Oldenburg6.410.3  FM 2981
6.510.5  SH 237
Fayetteville14.423.2  FM 955
14.723.7  FM 1291Start of FM 1291 concurrency
14.823.8  FM 1291End of FM 1291 concurrency
Willow Springs-Zapp21.234.1  FM 954
Austin24.940.1  FM 1457
Industry27.544.3  FM 109
31.851.2  FM 2754
Nelsonville33.453.8  FM 2502
Bellville42.167.8  SH 36Start of SH 36 concurrency
42.969.0  FM 1456South end of FM 1456
43.269.5  SH 36End of SH 36 concurrency
43.369.7  FM 529
51.883.4  FM 1456North end of FM 1456
Waller54.988.4  FM 3346
Hempstead58.794.5   
  Bus. US 290
Eastern terminus of SH 159
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 159". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673818.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Google (May 15, 2013). "Texas State Highway 159" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 15, 2013.