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Texas State Highway 191

State Highway 191 or SH 191 is a Texas state highway running from the north side of Odessa east to the western edge of Midland. The highway is usually used as a reliever route for local traffic between the two cities, as opposed to I‑20 a few miles to the south.

State Highway 191 marker

State Highway 191
Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length17.75 mi[1] (28.57 km)
Existed1977–present
Major junctions
West end Spur 450 in Odessa
  US 385 in Odessa
East end
SH 158 / Bus. SH 158 / Loop 250 in Midland
Location
CountiesEctor, Midland
Highway system
SH 190SH 192

Route descriptionEdit

SH 191 begins at an intersection with Spur 450 in western Odessa, just short of SH 302 and Loop 338. The highway runs east along 42nd Street, soon crossing U.S. Highway 385 (US 385). In the eastern part of the city, SH 191 crosses by Music City Mall and the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and picks up freeway status at the eastern leg of Loop 338. The highway passes through mostly rural land, with some subdivisions nearby. The highway exits the Odessa city limits and enters into Midland County. SH 191 crosses SH 349 just north of Midland International Airport and enters into Midland. A few miles to the northeast of here, SH 158 joins the highway, with the two running together until Loop 250, where SH 191 ends, but the mainlanes continues east into the city as a business route of SH 158.

HistoryEdit

SH 191 was originally designated on November 28, 1932, on a route from Albany south to Coleman.[2] On September 26, 1939, this route had been transferred to US 183. The current SH 191 was designated on August 31, 1977, from SH 158 southwest to Loop 338 & Spur 492.

Spur 492 was designated on June 4, 1970, from Loop 338 westward to Grandview Avenue, replacing FM 2399 and extending the road 0.5 miles (0.80 km) west. On August 4, 1970, Spur 492 extended west to another point on Loop 338. This mileage was transferred to SH 191 on April 26, 1983.[3]

Junction listEdit

All exits are unnumbered.

CountyLocationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
EctorOdessa0.00.0   Spur 450 to SH 302
2.03.2  US 385 (Andrews Highway)
5.79.2  Loop 338West end of freeway
6.911.1Billy Hext Road
8.012.9  Spur 588 (Faudree Road) / Yukon Road
Midland12.019.3    SH 349 / FM 1788 – UT Permian Basin CEEDAccess to Midland International Air and Space Port
13.822.2County Road 1275
Midland17.728.5  SH 158 west / Avalon Drive – Sports ComplexWest end of SH 158 overlap
18.329.5   
    SH 158 east / Bus. SH 158 east / Loop 250
East end of SH 158 overlap; continues east as Bus. SH 158
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 191". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 492". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  4. ^ Google (October 13, 2014). "Overview Map of SH 191" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 13, 2014.