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U.S. Highway 77 Alternate is a north–south auxiliary route of U.S. Highway 77, located entirely within the state of Texas. The route was commissioned in 1953, when US 77 was rerouted in southeast Texas.[1]

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U.S. Route 77 marker

U.S. Route 77 Alternate
Route information
Alternate route of US 77
Length91.0 mi[citation needed][a] (146.5 km)
Existed1953[1]–present
Major junctions
South end
Future I-69E / US 77 / US 183 in Refugio
 
Future I-69W / US 59 in Goliad
US 87 in Cuero
US 183 near Edgar

Alt. US 90 near Hallettsville
North end
US 77 / Alt. US 90 in Hallettsville
Highway system

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

 
U.S. 77 Alternate is concurrent with U.S. 90 Alternate west of Hallettsville.

US 77 Alternate begins at an intersection with US 77 (Future I-69E) in Refugio; US 183 also begins at this point, and runs concurrently with US 77 Alternate for approximately 60.9 miles (98.0 km).[2] While US 77 (Future I-69E) runs to the northeast towards Victoria, US 183/77 Alt. travel more to the north, through unincorporated Refugio County and into Goliad County. The routes intersect SH 239 south of Goliad, and run concurrently until they reach downtown Goliad and US 59 (Future I-69W); US 183/77 Alt. continue to the north, while westbound SH 239 turns onto southbound US 59 (Future I-69W).[3] North of Goliad, past a junction with SH 119, the US routes begin to travel slightly toward the northeast. The next major city is Cuero in DeWitt County; in a wrong-way concurrency, southbound US 87 merges on to northbound US 183/77 Alt., and the three US routes stay merged until US 87 separates in downtown Cuero.[4] North of Cuero, US 183 finally separates from US 77 Alt.; US 183 turns to the northwest, while US 77 Alt. turns sharply to the northeast, toward Lavaca County and Yoakum.[5][6] West of Hallettsville, US 77 Alt. merges onto Alt. US 90, and the two routes stay merged until downtown Hallettsville, where the US 77 Alt. ends at another intersection with US 77.[1][7]

HistoryEdit

The original routing of US 77 was to the southwest from Hallettsville, via Yoakum and Cuero, and then to the southeast to Victoria concurrent with US 87.[8] In 1953, US 77 was transferred to the more direct north–south route to the east, replacing SH 295 between Hallettsville and Victoria; the original route from Hallettsville to Cuero was designated US 77 Alternate.[9] In order to have it connect with US 77 at both ends, US 77 Alternate was designated to run concurrently with US 183 (which had been renumbered from SH 29 in 1952) from Cuero to its southern terminus in Refugio.[1][10][11]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
RefugioRefugio0.00.0  US 77 (Future I-69E)Southern terminus and south end of US 183 concurrency; U.S. 77 is the future Interstate 69E
1.72.7  SH 202 – Beeville
Goliad23.437.7   SH 239 east / FM 2441South end of SH 239 concurrency
24.138.8  Loop 71
24.339.1  Loop 71
Goliad24.940.1  PR 6 – Goliad State Park
25.841.5   US 59 (Future I-69W) / SH 239 westNorth end of SH 239 concurrency; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69W
30.148.4  FM 622
34.856.0  SH 119 – Yorktown
Weser39.663.7  FM 1961 – Ander
DeWitt43.670.2  FM 237 – Yorktown
53.385.8  FM 2718
53.886.6  US 87 north – NixonSouth end of US 87 concurrency
Cuero56.390.6  SH 72 – Yorktown
56.891.4  FM 236
57.292.1  US 87 south – VictoriaNorth end of US 87 concurrency
57.692.7  FM 766
57.792.9  FM 1447
60.998.0  US 183 north – GonzalesNorth end of US 183 concurrency
71.6115.2 
  US 77 Alt. Bus. – Yoakum
Yoakum73.6118.4  SH 111 – Gonzales, Edna
Lavaca74.0119.1 
  US 77 Alt. Bus.
75.6121.7   SH 95 / FM 3475 – Shiner
79.9128.6  FM 531
87.1140.2 
  Alt. US 90 west – Shiner
South end of US 90 Alt. concurrency
88.1141.8  FM 340
Hallettsville90.4145.5  
   US 77 / Alt. US 90 east – Schulenburg, Eagle Lake
Northern terminus and north end of US 90 Alt. concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routeEdit

 
 
 

Business U.S. Highway 77-Q
LocationYoakum, Texas
Length2.921 mi[12] (4.701 km)

US 77 Alternate has one business route in Yoakum. Officially designated by TxDOT as Business US 77-Q, it is signed with two auxiliary banners as Business Alternate US 77. The route was originally established as Loop 51 in 1939, and was redesignated in 1991.[12][13] The route begins at US 77 Alternate south of Yoakum, then travels northwest into the city along Huck Street. It then turns north along Irvine Street, and has a brief concurrency with SH 111. It then turns northwest along Gonzales Street to an intersection with mainline US 77 Alternate.[6]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The official mileage in the TxDOT designation file does not include the concurrency with US 183.

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 77 Alternate". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 403. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 402. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 401. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 465. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 430. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 429. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 77". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  9. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 295". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  10. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "U.S. Highway No. 183". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  11. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 29". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  12. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Business U.S. Highway No. 77-Q". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  13. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway Spur No. 51". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2011.