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State Highway 66 or Lakeview Pkwy (Rowlett) or E Avenue B (Garland) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas, connecting Garland to Greenville. The route runs roughly parallel to Interstate 30, passing through Rowlett, Rockwall, Fate, Royse City, and Caddo Mills. It also crosses Lake Ray Hubbard twice.

State Highway 66 marker

State Highway 66
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length35.0 mi[1] (56.3 km)
Existedby 1933–present
Major junctions
West endTexas 78.svg SH 78 at Garland
East endUS 69.svgUS 380.svg US 69/US 380 at Greenville
Location
CountiesDallas, Rockwall, Collin, Hunt
Highway system
US 66US 67

HistoryEdit

SH 66 was previously designated first on August 21, 1923 as a route from Bogata northeast through Clarksville toward the Oklahoma town of Idabel, replacing part of SH 37.[2] On June 24, 1931, this route had been added as a northern extent of SH 37, and SH 66 was instead assigned along an ambitious route spanning the entire state from Wichita Falls to Pharr, replacing part of SH 25, part of SH 24, part of SH 108 (causing the rest of SH 108 to be cancelled in exchange of mileage, but that section was restored on July 24, 1932), all of SH 145, and part of SH 12.[3] On November 30, 1932, it extended south to the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, replacing part of SH 4, which was rerouted west.[4] On October 17, 1933, it extended to Oklahoma following SH 79.[5] On July 15, 1935, everything north of Wichita Falls was cancelled and the section from the Brazos River to Stephenville was cancelled. [6] On November 5, 1935, the section from Stephenville to the Brazos River was restored.[7] On September 26, 1939, this entire second route was cancelled in favor of U.S. Highway 281, with one section from US 281 to the Hidalgo International Bridge becoming a spur of US 281, but Spur 241 in 1961.

The current route was designated on November 30, 1961, replacing FM 7 and U.S. Highway 67, which was rerouted atop I-30.

JunctionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
DallasGarland0.00.0  SH 78 – Dallas, Wylie
Rowlett4.47.1  Pres. George Bush Turnpike
RockwallRockwall10.316.6  SH 205 south (Alamo Road)
10.416.7  SH 205 north (Goliad Street)
11.518.5   FM 1141 north to FM 552
Fate13.020.9   FM 3549 to I-30
15.124.3   FM 551 south to I-30
18.129.1  FM 552 west
18.329.5  FM 1138 north – Nevada
Royse City19.631.5  FM 548 south
Collin20.533.0  FM 1777 north – Josephine
Hunt22.836.7  FM 2642 south
Caddo Mills27.343.9  FM 1565 south – Union Valley
27.644.4  FM 6 east – Josephine
28.245.4  FM 36 southSouthern end of FM 36 concurrency
28.345.5  FM 36 northNorthern end of FM 36 concurrency
33.253.4  FM 1570 east
33.654.1  FM 3211 west – Clinton
Greenville35.056.3   US 69 / US 380 – Denison, McKinney, Emory
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673804.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673837.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673877.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)