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State Highway 36 runs from Freeport to Abilene.[2] It was designated as the 36th Division Memorial Highway between Cameron and Sealy by the Texas Legislature in 1985.

State Highway 36 marker

State Highway 36
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length343.1 mi[1] (552.2 km)
Existed1919–present
Major junctions
South end FM 1495 in Freeport
  I-69 / US 59 in Rosenberg
I-10 near Sealy
I-35 in Temple
North end
Bus. US 83 in Abilene
Highway system
SH 35I-37

Contents

HistoryEdit

SH 36 was originally proposed on November 21, 1917, as a route from Cisco to Waco.[3] On December 20, 1917, this became part of SH 18.[4] On November 20, 1917, an intercounty highway was designated from Goldthwaite to Temple.[5] On January 24, 1918, the intercounty highway extended to Cameron.[6] On March 18, 1918, the intercounty highway extended to Brenham.[7] On March 20, 1918, SH 36 was designated as a route from Goldthwaite to Hearne.[8] On January 23, 1919, SH 36 was extended to Richmond, and the old route had been changed to SH 36A.[9] On March 19, 1919, SH 36 extended to Freeport.[10] On August 21, 1923, the sections from Temple to Goldthwaite and Richmond to Freeport were cancelled. [11] On January 16, 1928, SH 36 extended back to Freeport.[12] On September 19, 1929, SH 36 was extended northwest to Hamilton.[13] On December 18, 1932, the route was extended to Rising Star, with the section from Hamilton to Comanche replacing part of SH 22.[14] On February 10, 1933, the section from Rising Star to Comanche was cancelled.[15] On July 10, 1933, the route was extended to its current terminus in Abilene.[16] On October 4, 1935, the section from Cross Plains to Comanche was cancelled.[17] On January 21, 1936, the section from Abilene to Cross Plains was cancelled.[18] A few days later, the section from Temple to Gatesville was cancelled. On September 22, 1936, the section from Abilene to SH 191 was restored.[19] On October 22, 1936, the section from Temple to SH 153 was restored. On April 28, 1937, the section from SH 153 to Gatesville was restored.[20] On May 18, 1937, the section from SH 153 to Gatesville was cancelled again, but the section from Rising Star to Comanche was restored.[21] On November 5, 1937, the section from SH 153 to Gatesville was restored again.[22] On January 6, 1939, SH 36 had been rerouted on its current route south of Temple. On August 31, 1939, the section from SH 191 to Rising Star was restored, but the section from Rising Star to northwest of Comanche was cancelled.[23] On December 10, 1946, the section from Rising Star to northwest of Comanche was restored. Only minor route changes to bypass Brenham on June 4, 1964, Temple on January 24, 1978, and Freeport on January 28, 1985 were made.

SH 36A was a spur route of SH 36 designated on January 23, 1919, splitting off at Cameron and traveling east to Hearne as a replacement for part of SH 36, which was rerouted.[24] On August 21, 1923, the route had been renumbered as SH 69.[25] An alternate routing just south of Temple, serving the town of Heidenheimer, was designated on May 25, 1925.[26] A new SH 36A was designated on September 18, 1929, from Temple to Valley Mills.[27] On March 19, 1930, it was renumbered as SH 153. The alternate route of SH 36 through Heidenheimer was changed to SH 36A that day. On August 27, 1935, the route had been renumbered State Highway 221.

SH 36B was a spur route of the original routing of SH 36 designated on July 20, 1920, splitting off at Lampasas and travelling southeast to Georgetown.[28] On January 15, 1923, it extended to Brady.[29] On August 21, 1923, it had been renumbered as SH 74.[30]

Business routesEdit

SH 36 has two business routes.

Gatesville business loopEdit

Business State Highway 36-E (formerly Loop 452) is a business loop that runs on the former routing of SH 36 through Gatesville. The road was bypassed on April 18, 1986 by SH 36 and designated Loop 452. The road was redesignated as Business SH 36-E on June 21, 1990.[31]

Brenham business loopEdit

Business State Highway 36-J (formerly Loop 283) is a business loop that runs on the former routing of SH 36 through Brenham. The road was bypassed on June 4, 1964 and designated Loop 283. The road was designated as Business SH 36-J on June 21, 1990.[32]

Proposed future Alternate 36Edit

A group calling itself the Highway 36A Coalition has proposed a new highway (tentatively titled Highway 36A) which would run between Highway 36 at Pleak and another planned route in Waller County (the proposed Prairie Parkway), ultimately connecting to Texas State Highway 6 north of Hempstead. According to the Coalition, the new highway would be limited access (along with improvements to the existing Highway 36 between Freeport and Pleak) and provide a western bypass of the Greater Houston area (as well as a new hurricane evacuation corridor).[33]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
BrazoriaFreeport  FM 1495 – Surfside Beach, Quintana County Park, Quintana Beach, Bryan Beach, Port Freeport, Brazos HarborSouth end of SH 288 overlap
  SH 288 north – Freeport, AngletonInterchange; north end of SH 288 overlap
Bridge over Brazos River
   FM 2004 north / FM 2611 south – Lake Jackson, Angleton, Houston
Brazoria  FM 521 west – WadsworthSouth end of FM 521 overlap
   SH 332 east / FM 521 east – Clute, Lake JacksonNorth end of FM 521 overlap
  FM 522 south
West Columbia 
  Bus. SH 35 (17th Street) – Sweeny, Bay City, Angleton, Business District
  SH 35 – Pledger, Angleton, Business District, Varner-Hogg State Historic Site
Damon  FM 1462 east – Rosharon, Brazos Bend State Park
Fort BendGuy  FM 1994 north
  FM 442 west – Boling
Needville  FM 360 north – Needville
  FM 1236 south – Business District, Historic Downtown
  FM 361 south – Fairchild
Pleak  FM 2218 north – Richmond
Rosenberg   I-69 / US 59 – Victoria, HoustonI-69/US 59 exit 98 northbound, 98B southbound.
  FM 1640 (Avenue I)
  
   Alt. US 90 east (Avenue H) / FM 723 north – Fulshear, Richmond, Historic Downtown District
South end of Alt. US 90 overlap
  Spur 529 south – Wharton
 
  Alt. US 90 west – Eagle Lake
North end of Alt. US 90 overlap
  Spur 10 south
  FM 1489 – Simonton
AustinWallis  FM 1952 south – Tavener
  FM 1093 east – FulshearSouth end of FM 1093 overlap
  SH 60 south – Wharton
  FM 1093 west – Eagle LakeNorth end of FM 1093 overlap
Sealy  FM 3013 west – Eagle Lake
  I-10 – Columbus, San Antonio, HoustonI-10 exit 720
   Loop 350 north (South Circle) to US 90
   Loop 350 south (North Circle) to US 90
  FM 1094 west – New Ulm
  FM 2187 west
  FM 331 north – Burleigh
  FM 949 west – Cat Spring
Bellville  FM 2429 south – Cat Spring
  SH 159 east – HempsteadSouth end of SH 159 overlap
  FM 1456 east (North Bell Street) – Buckhorntraffic circle around Austin County Courthouse
  SH 159 west – La GrangeNorth end of SH 159 overlap
  Loop 497 – KenneyInterchange
Hall Roadinterchange
  Loop 497 – Kenney
WashingtonBrenham  FM 109 south – Industry
  
   US 290 east / Bus. SH 36 north – Downtown Brenham, Houston
interchange; south end of US 290 overlap; south end of freeway
Lubbock Street / Industrial BoulevardNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
  FM 389 – Blinn College, Industrial Park
Old Mill Creek Road
    
   US 290 west / Bus. US 290 east – Austin, Brenham
interchange; north end of US 290 overlap; north end of freeway
  FM 577 south
 
  Bus. SH 36 south – Brenham
Interchange; no southbound entrance
  FM 390 – Gay Hill, Burton, Independence
Quarry  FM 1948 south – Somerville Dam and Reservoir
BurlesonSomerville  FM 1361 east
Lyons  FM 60 east – Snook, College StationSouth end of FM 60 overlap
  FM 60 west – Lake Somerville Birch Creek UnitNorth end of FM 60 overlap
  FM 976 west – Deanville, Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit
Caldwell  FM 166 east – Tunis
  Loop 83 (Buck Street) – Business District
  SH 21 – Bastrop, Bryan
  FM 1363 west – Chriesman
MilamMilano   US 79 north / US 190 east – HearneSouth end of US 79 / US 190 overlap, future I-14
  FM 3242 north
  US 79 south – RockdaleNorth end of US 79 overlap
  US 77 south – RockdaleSouth end of US 77 overlap
  FM 2095 east – Gause, Hearne
Cameron  US 77 north (North Travis Avenue) – RosebudNorth end of US 77 overlap
  FM 1600 south (North Crockett Avenue)
  FM 2269 north
  FM 845 east
Pettibone  FM 486 south – Thorndale
Buckholts  FM 1915 southSouth end of FM 1915 overlap
  FM 1915 northNorth end of FM 1915 overlap
BellRogers  FM 2184 north – New Colonysouth end of FM 2184 overlap
  FM 437 – Davilla, Holland, Zabcikville
  FM 2184 south – Joe Leenorth end of FM 2184 overlap
   
  Bus. US 190 west
  FM 436 – Little River-AcademyInterchange; no direct southbound exit (signed at FM 93)
  FM 93 – BeltonInterchange
   
  Bus. US 190 east
  FM 3117 east – Oscar
Temple    SH 95 south / Loop 363 north to I-35 north – Waco, TaylorInterchange; south end of Loop 363 overlap
  Spur 290 north – Templeinterchange; south end of freeway
  To Spur 290 (1st Street) / 5th Street
   FM 1741 (31st Street)Access to Scott & White Memorial Hospital
57th Street / Thornton Lane
  I-35 (US 190 west) – Waco, AustinNorth end of US 190 overlap, future I-14; I-35 exit 299
Wildflower LaneSouthbound exit only
  FM 2305 – Lake Beltoninterchange; north end of freeway
    SH 53 east / Loop 363 north to I-35 – TempleNorth end of Loop 363 overlap
  SH 317 – Belton, MoodyInterchange
  FM 2409 north – White Hall
Coryell   SH 236 north / FM 1114 south – The Grove, McGregor, Mother Neff State Park
  FM 184 south
Flat  FM 931 – Leon Junction
  FM 1829 north – Mound
Gatesville  FM 107 east – Moody
 
  Bus. SH 36 west – Gatesville
  US 84 – Evant, WacoInterchange
  FM 929 – Coryell City, Woodman State Jail, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hughes Unit
  
   Bus. SH 36 east (State School Road) / FM 215
Interchange
  FM 182 north – Turnersville
  FM 2955 north – Pancake
Jonesboro  FM 217 east – Mosheim
Hamilton  FM 1602 north – Fairy
Hamilton  SH 22 east – Meridianeast end of SH 22 overlap
  US 281 (Rice Street) – Lampasas, Evant, Stephenville, Hicowest end of SH 22 overlap
  FM 218 west – Pottsville, Goldthwaite
ComancheSiloam  FM 1702 – Energy, Dublin
Gustine  Loop 130 west (Speed Street North)
  Loop 130 east (Main Street East)
  FM 1476 – Pettit, Newburg, Proctor
   US 67 north / US 377 north – Stephenvilleeast end of US 67/US 377 overlap
Comanche  SH 16 – Goldthwaite
   US 67 south / US 377 south – Brownwoodwest end of US 67/ US 377 overlap
  FM 1689 west – Sidney, May
  FM Spur 2247 east (West Wrights Avenue)
  FM 589 west – Sidney
  FM 588 north – Beattie
Stag Creek  FM 1477 southeast end of FM 1477 overlap
  FM 1477 north – Sipe Springswest end of FM 1477 overlap
EastlandChuckville  FM 587 east – De Leon, Carbon
Rising Star  US 183
  FM 583 south
  FM 569 north
  FM 374 easteast end of FM 374 overlap
  FM 374 westwest end of FM 374 overlap
CallahanCross Plains   SH 206 to SH 279 – Brownwood, Coleman, Cisco
  FM 2707 south
Rowden  FM 2287 east
  US 283 – Coleman, Baird
Denton  FM 604 – Oplin, Clyde
  FM 603 north – Eula
  FM 1178 south – Dudley
  FM 1750 north – Potosi
TaylorAbilene  FM 18 east – Clyde
     Loop 322 to I-20 / US 83 / US 84interchange
  FM 1750 south (Oldham Lane) – Potosi
 
  Bus. US 83 (Treadaway Boulevard) – Winters, Coleman, Anson
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

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  33. ^ http://www.36acoalition.org/ Highway 36A Coalition