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State Highway 176 (SH 176) is a Texas state highway running from the New Mexico state line east to Big Spring. It is most commonly known as the Andrews Highway.[2]

State Highway 176 marker

State Highway 176
Andrews Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length90.00 mi[1] (144.84 km)
Existed1953 (1990)–present
Major junctions
West end NM 176 near Eunice, NM
  US 385 in Andrews
SH 349 in Tarzan
East end I-20 in Big Spring
Location
CountiesAndrews, Martin, Howard
Highway system
SH 175SH 177

HistoryEdit

SH 176 was originally designated on September 22, 1932 as a connector route between Tyler and the Gregg/Rusk County Line.[3] On May 23, 1933, SH 176 extended to Kilgore.[4] On September 26, 1939, this route had been reassigned to SH 31 when its path was shifted south.

The current routing was first cosigned, but not designated, on September 29, 1953 concurrent with RM 87. On August 29, 1990 this route was officially designated, canceling RM 87.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinations[5]Notes
Andrews0.000.00  NM 176 westContinuation into New Mexico
Andrews30.4048.92  SH 115 west – KermitWestern terminus of concurrency with SH 115
31.5050.69  US 385 – Andrews
33.9054.56  SH 115 east – PatriciaEastern terminus of concurrency with SH 115
MartinTarzan53.6086.26  SH 349 – Lamesa, MidlandDiamond interchange
Lenorah74.60120.06  SH 137 – Lamesa, Stanton
HowardBig Spring93.00149.67  I-20 – Colorado City, MidlandExit 176 on I-20
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ "TxDOT plans road work in Andrews County". Oaoa.com. February 1, 2017.
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673819.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673828.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b Google (January 21, 2016). "Texas State Highway 176" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 21, 2016.