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Texas State Highway 294

State Highway 294 or SH 294 is a Texas state highway running from U.S. Highway 79 and U.S. Highway 84 east to Alto. The route was designated on September 26, 1939 along its current route, replacing part of State Highway 7.

State Highway 294 marker

State Highway 294
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length42.18 mi[1] (67.88 km)
Existed1939–present
Major junctions
West endUS 79.svgUS 84.svg US 79/US 84
 US 287.svgTexas 19.svg US 287/SH 19
East endTexas 21.svg SH 21 at Alto
Highway system
SH 293SH 295

Route descriptionEdit

SH 294 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 79 and U.S. Route 84 in far southwestern Anderson County and proceeds to the east through agricultural and forested areas. The route intersects U.S. Route 287 and State Highway 19 in the town of Elkhart, and follows US 287 and TX 19 to the southeast towards Crockett. Just southeast of town, the route splits from US 287 and TX 19 and continues to the east through the southern portion of Anderson County. The route then crosses the Neches River into Cherokee County. It then continues through the southwest section of the county before reaching its terminus at State Highway 21 in Alto.

HistoryEdit

The path on which SH 294 is routed was originally slated to be an eastward extension of State Highway 7 as early as 1933. On September 26, 1939, SH 7 had been rerouted across a number of already built routes further to the south. A few section of the original route had already been built, including the bridge across the Neches River, so the remaining section of the original route that weren't already assigned were assigned the new moniker of SH 294.

Major junctionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Anderson   US 79 / US 84
   US 287 / SH 19 – Elkhart
Cherokee  SH 21 – Alto
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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