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Texas State Highway Loop 494

Loop 494 is a state highway loop in the Greater Houston area of Texas. It is 9.7 miles (15.6 km) in length and is a former routing of US 59 in the area.[1]

State Highway Loop 494 marker

State Highway Loop 494
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length9.79 mi[1] (15.76 km)
Existed1970–present
Major junctions
South end I-69 / US 59 in Houston
North end I-69 / US 59 in New Caney
Location
CountiesHarris, Montgomery
Highway system
Loop 493Loop 497

Route descriptionEdit

Loop 494 begins at I-69 / US 59 just south of the Harris–Montgomery county line.[2] The route travels northward, paralleling the freeway to its west. It passes the community of Kingwood and the unincorporated area of Porter before reaching New Caney, where it has a brief concurrency with FM 1485. Shortly thereafter, it connects once again with I-69 / US 59, where the Loop 494 designation ends.[1][3]

HistoryEdit

Loop 494 was designated on October 2, 1970 after US 59 was moved to the extension of the Eastex Freeway into Montgomery County.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

All exits are unnumbered.

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HarrisHouston   I-69 / US 59 – Humble, Downtown HoustonI-69/US 59 exit 151; southern terminus just south of Hamblen Rd. at the Montgomery/Harris County line
MontgomeryPorter  FM 1314 – Williams Airport
New Caney  FM 1485 east – HuffmanSouth end of FM 1485 concurrency
  FM 1485 west – ConroeNorth end of FM 1485 concurrency
   I-69 / US 59 – ClevelandI-69/US 59 exit 159(B); northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Loop No. 494". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 496. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 495. Retrieved December 6, 2014.