Texas State Highway 172

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State Highway 172 marker

State Highway 172
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length28.471 mi[1] (45.820 km)
Existed1932–present
Major junctions
South endLocal road in Olivia
  SH 35 in Weedhaven
SH 111 in Crossroads
North end Loop 522 / FM 710 in Ganado
Location
CountiesCalhoun, Jackson
Highway system
SH 171SH 173

State Highway 172 (SH 172) is a state highway in Texas that connects Ganado to Olivia on the Gulf Coast.[1]

Route description[edit]

State maintenance and the SH 172 designation begin along the shore of Keller Bay in the Calhoun County community of Olivia.[2] The route travels northward along the peninsula and into Jackson County, where it intersects SH 35 in the hamlet of Weedhaven. SH 172 continues to the north and has a brief concurrency FM 616 in La Ward before turning slightly to the northwest.[3] It has a junction with SH 111 before entering Ganado along 3rd Street. The SH 172 designation ends at Loop 522, the former route of US 59 through the city; 3rd Street continues northward as FM 710.[1]

History[edit]

SH 172 was originally designated on August 2, 1932 from Ganado to La Ward.[4] On January 9, 1934, the route was extended to Olivia, replacing part of SH 111, which was rerouted further north.[5][1]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
CalhounOlivia0.00.0Local road along Keller BaySouthern terminus, state maintenance ends
1.62.6 Spur 159 – Port Alto
3.65.8 FM 2143
JacksonWeedhaven6.09.7 SH 35 – Port Lavaca, Palacios
La Ward14.323.0 FM 616 east – BlessingSouth end of FM 616 concurrency
La Ward14.323.0 FM 616 west – LolitaNorth end of FM 616 concurrency
17.327.8 FM 3131 – Red Bluff
19.531.4 FM 1823
Crossroads21.835.1 SH 111 – Edna, Midfield
26.242.2 FM 1683
Ganado28.345.5 FM 1157
28.545.9
Loop 522 to Future I-69 / US 59 / FM 710 – Houston, Victoria
I-69/US 59 exit 36; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 172". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 523. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-09-28.[dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 522. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-09-28.[dead link]
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673843.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Google (2011-09-28). "Overview map of Texas State Highway 172 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-09-28.