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Texas State Highway 172

State Highway 172 (SH 172) is a state highway in Texas that connects Ganado to Olivia on the Gulf Coast.[1]

State Highway 172 marker

State Highway 172
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length28.471 mi[1] (45.820 km)
Existed1932–present
Major junctions
South endLocal road in Olivia
  SH 35 in Weedhaven
SH 111 in Crossroads
North end Loop 522 / FM 710 in Ganado
Location
CountiesCalhoun, Jackson
Highway system
SH 171SH 173

Route descriptionEdit

State maintenance and the SH 172 designation begin along the shore of Keller Bay in the Calhoun County community of Olivia.[2] The route travels northward along the peninsula and into Jackson County, where it intersects SH 35 in the hamlet of Weedhaven. SH 172 continues to the north and has a brief concurrency FM 616 in La Ward before turning slightly to the northwest.[3] It has a junction with SH 111 before entering Ganado along 3rd Street. The SH 172 designation ends at Loop 522, the former route of US 59 through the city; 3rd Street continues northward as FM 710.[1]

HistoryEdit

SH 172 was originally designated on August 2, 1932 from Ganado to La Ward.[4] On January 9, 1934, the route was extended to Olivia, replacing part of SH 111, which was rerouted further north.[5][1]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
CalhounOlivia0.00.0Local road along Keller BaySouthern terminus, state maintenance ends
1.62.6  Spur 159 – Port Alto
3.65.8  FM 2143
JacksonWeedhaven6.09.7  SH 35 – Port Lavaca, Palacios
La Ward14.323.0  FM 616 east – BlessingSouth end of FM 616 concurrency
La Ward14.323.0  FM 616 west – LolitaNorth end of FM 616 concurrency
17.327.8  FM 3131 – Red Bluff
19.531.4  FM 1823
Crossroads21.835.1  SH 111 – Edna, Midfield
26.242.2  FM 1683
Ganado28.345.5  FM 1157
28.545.9    
     Loop 522 to Future I-69 / US 59 / FM 710 – Houston, Victoria
I-69/US 59 exit 36; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 172". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 523. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-09-28.[dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 522. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-09-28.[dead link]
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673843.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Google (2011-09-28). "Overview map of Texas State Highway 172 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-09-28.