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Texas State Highway 171

State Highway 171 (SH 171) is a 110.845-mile (178.388 km) southeast–northwest State highway#United States in northeaster Texas, United States, that connects U.S. Highway 84 (US 84) in Mexia with U.S. Highway 180 (US 180) in Weatherford.

State Highway 171 marker

State Highway 171
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length110.845 mi[1] (178.388 km)
Existed1932–present
Major junctions
South end US 84 in Mexia
 
North end US 180 / FM 51 in Weatherford
Location
Counties
Highway system
SH 170SH 172

Route descriptionEdit

SH 171 begins at an intersection with US 84 in Mexia, before quickly intersecting State Highway 14. Leaving the town, SH 171 runs northwest to Tehuacana, before running in a more west direction to Coolidge. The highway runs in a northwest direction again, running through the towns of Hubbard and Malone before entering Hillsboro. SH 171 runs through the town overlapped with State Highway 22, before running in a mostly north direction towards Cleburne. In Cleburne, SH 171 shares an overlap with State Highway 174 through the city. After crossing U.S. Route 67 and the Chisholm Trail Parkway, the highway turns back in a more northwest direction towards Godley and Cresson. After Cresson, SH 171 briefly has a run in Hood County before entering Parker County. The highway enters into Weatherford, where it ends in downtown at an intersection with US 180.

HistoryEdit

The route was originally designated on August 3, 1932 along the portion between Hillsboro and Coolidge.[2] On July 15, 1935, the section from Coolidge to Hubbard was cancelled.[3] On September 22, 1936, this section was restored.[4] On January 18, 1937, the route had been extended to Covington.[5] On March 16, 1937, the section from Hubbard to Munger was cancelled due to a lateral project.[6] This section was restored on October 24, 1938.[7] On September 26, 1939, SH 171 extended to the northwest significantly, absorbing portions of SH 2A and all of SH 122.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
LimestoneMexia  US 84 – Waco, Teague
  SH 14 – Groesbeck, Wortham
  FM 2838 west
Tehuacana  FM 638 north – Dawson
  FM 27 east – Wortham
Coolidge  FM 73 south – Prairie HillSouth end of FM 73 overlap
  FM 1951 south
  FM 73 northNorth end of FM 73 overlap
HillHubbard  SH 31 – Waco, Corsicana
  FM 2114 east – Penelope
Malone  FM 744 east – Wesley
  FM 308 – Penelope, Mertens
Bynum  FM 1242 south – Abbott
  FM 1946 east
  FM 1243 north – Brandon
  SH 22 east – CorsicanaSouth end of SH 22 overlap
Hillsboro   I-35 / US 77 – Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco
  FM 3267 south
  SH 81 south – WacoSouth end of SH 81 overlap
  SH 81 north – ItascaNorth end of SH 81 overlap
  SH 22 west – MeridianNorth end of SH 22 overlap
  FM 66 east – Itasca
  FM 934 east – ItascaSouth end of FM 934 overlap
  FM 934 westNorth end of FM 934 overlap
  FM 2719 east
 
  Bus. SH 171 north – Covington
Covington  FM 67 – Blum, Itasca
 
  Bus. SH 171 south – Covington
JohnsonParker  FM 916 east – GrandviewSouth end of FM 916 overlap
  FM 916 west – Rio VistaNorth end of FM 916 overlap
  FM 2135 north
Cleburne  SH 174 south – MeridianSouth end of SH 174 overlap
  FM 1718 west (Country Club Road) – Lake Pat Cleburne
  FM 4 east (2nd Street) – GrandviewSouth end of FM 4 overlap
 
  Bus. US 67 (Henderson Street, Chambers Street)
  FM 4 west (Kilpatrick Street) – GranburyNorth end of FM 4 overlap
  SH 174 north (Main Street) – BurlesonNorth end of SH 174 overlap
  US 67 (Katherine P. Raines Road) – Glen Rose, Dallas
  Chisholm Trail Parkway – Fort WorthConnection via County Road 1125
Godley  FM 2331 southSouth end of FM 2331 overlap
  FM 917 east – Joshua
  FM 2331 north
HoodCresson  US 377 – Granbury, Fort Worth
  FM 3450 west
Parker  FM 51 south – GranburySouth end of FM 51 overlap
Weatherford  I-20 – Abilene, Fort Worth
  FM 1884 south (Bethel Road)
   US 180 / FM 51 north – Mineral Wells, Fort Worth, SpringtownNorth end of FM 51 overlap; continues past US 180 as FM 51; US 180 is Former US 80
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 171". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673820.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673887.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673891.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673894.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676251.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Texas State Highway 171 at Wikimedia Commons