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State Highway 22 (SH 22) is a 111.215-mile-long (178.983 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that travels from Corsicana to Hamilton in the north central part of the state.

State Highway 22 marker

State Highway 22
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length111.215 mi[1] (178.983 km)
ExistedApril 4, 1917–present
Major junctions
West end US 281 / SH 36 in Hamilton
  I-35 in Hillsboro
East end SH 31 in Corsicana
Location
CountiesHamilton, Hill, Bosque, Navarro
Highway system
SH 21SH 23

HistoryEdit

SH 22 was one of the 25 original state highways proposed on June 21, 1917, along a path from Wichita Falls to Comanche.[2] On August 18, 1917, plans had been extended from Comanche eastward to Hillsboro. On September 10, 1917, plans had been extended from Hillsboro eastward to Nacogdoches.[3] On March 17, 1919, SH 22 extended to Logansport.[4] Construction was slow, and on August 21, 1923, most of the section from Wichita Falls to Comanche had been reassigned to SH 79 and SH 67, while SH 22 ran from De Leon to Corsicana. The Section from Corsicana to Palestine was cancelled, the section from Palestine to Rusk was transferred to SH 43A, the section from Rusk to Nacogdoches was cancelled, and the section from Nacogdoches to Logansport was transferred to the SH 76.[5] On March 19, 1930, SH 22 extended east to Timpson over SH 139, SH 43A, and SH 26B. The section from Comanche to De Leon was transferred to SH 81. On December 8, 1932, the section from Comanche to Hamilton was transferred to SH 36. On August 1, 1936, three routes called SH 22 Spur were designated to Blooming Grove, Frost, and Barry (which were taken over on March 21, 1938).[6] On November 24, 1937, two more routes called SH 22 Spur to Brandon and Mertens were designated (which were taken over on May 23, 1938). On September 26, 1939, the part from Corsicana to Palestine had been transferred to US 287 and the part from Palestine to Timpson had been transferred to US 84, while SH 22 ran from Hamilton to Corsicana, and remained on this routing to this day.[7] The five SH 22 Spur routes were renumbered Spur 30, Spur 31, Spur 32, Spur 55, and Spur 56.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HamiltonHamilton0.00.0  US 281 – Hico, LampasasWest end of SH 36 overlap
1.01.6  SH 36 south – GatesvilleEast end of SH 36 overlap
Lanham11.017.7  FM 1602 – Fairy, Jonesboro
BosqueCranfills Gap18.529.8  FM 219 east – CliftonWest end of FM 219 overlap
18.830.3  FM 219 west – FairyEast end of FM 219 overlap
26.342.3  FM 2136 east
30.348.8  PR 7 – Meridian State Park
31.150.1  FM 1473 west
Meridian32.852.8  SH 6 – Hico, Valley Mills
33.553.9  SH 144 north – Glen Rose
33.954.6  SH 174 north – Cleburne
34.355.2  FM 1991 south
46.474.7  FM 219 west – Clifton
47.977.1  FM 56 north – Lakewood VillageWest end of FM 56 overlap
49.980.3  FM 3118 north – Lake Whitney
Laguna Park51.482.7  FM 56 south – Valley MillsEast end of FM 56 overlap
HillWhitney58.494.0  FM 933 – Blum, Aquilla
65.3105.1  FM 1947 south
69.5111.8  FM 309 north
Hillsboro70.9114.1  SH 171 north – CleburneWest end of SH 171 overlap
71.2114.6  SH 81 north – ItascaWest end of SH 81 overlap
71.7115.4  SH 81 south – WestEast end of SH 81 overlap
73.7118.6  I-35 – Dallas, Fort Worth, WacoI-35 exit 368
74.9120.5  SH 171 south – HubbardEast end of SH 171 overlap
Brandon82.1132.1  FM 1243 southWest end of FM 1243 overlap
82.4132.6  FM 1243 northEast end of FM 1243 overlap
Mertens86.1138.6  FM 308 – Milford, Irene
Navarro89.5144.0  FM 639 south – Emmett
Frost91.7147.6  FM 667 – Italy, Navarro Mills Lake
Blooming Grove96.9155.9  FM 55 north – AvalonWest end of FM 55 overlap
97.1156.3  FM 55 southEast end of FM 55 overlap
Barry102.1164.3  FM 1126 – Emhouse, Barry
Corsicana108.0173.8  FM 1839 north – Emhouse
108.8175.1  FM 2555 south (45th Street)
109.2175.7  FM 744 west
112.4180.9  SH 31 (7th Avenue) – Tyler, Waco
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 22". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676699.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676728.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676792.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676242.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 36". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 18, 2016.