Texas State Highway 26

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State Highway 26 marker

State Highway 26
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length18.5 mi[1] (29.9 km)
ExistedApril 4, 1980 (1917)[1]–present
Major junctions
Southwest end SH 183 in Haltom City
  I-820 in North Richland Hills
SH 114 / SH 121 in Grapevine
Northeast end SH 121 / FM 2499 in Grapevine
Location
CountiesTarrant
Highway system
SH 25I-27

State Highway 26 (SH 26) is a Texas state highway located completely within Tarrant County. SH 26 was designated on July 2, 1917. SH 26 terminates at Texas State Highway 183 and Texas State Highway 121. SH 26 was redesignated from its original location in East Texas to its current location in Tarrant County on April 4, 1980. SH 26 was the last of the original 26 state highways proposed in 1917.[1]

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Historic SH 26

SH 26 designated on July 2, 1917 as a short route from Tyler through Henderson to Nacogdoches.[2] On January 19, 1920, the section of SH 26 from Tyler to Henderson was cancelled, and SH 26 was instead rerouted to end in Overton.[3] On November 27, 1922, the section of SH 26 from Henderson to Overton was cancelled.[4] On August 21, 1923, SH 26 was extended northward to Longview over part of SH 43. On February 21, 1935, SH 26 Loop was designated in Kilgore.[5] On September 26, 1939, it had been extended north to the Oklahoma border via a proposed section of SH 149 and SH 11. SH 26 Loop was renumbered as Loop 66. On December 12, 1962, SH 26 was cancelled when U.S. Highway 259 was routed over its entire length.

On April 4, 1980, it was redesignated along the Spur 452 and the old route of SH 121 from Haltom City to I-820, then northeastward through Colleyville and Grapevine. On May 16, 1988, the section from SH 114 to BS 114-L (was Loop 382 until 1990) was cancelled. This is its current route.

SH 26A was a spur designated on October 26, 1925 from Longview to Tatum.[6] It extended south to Carthage by 1926 over part of SH 8, which was rerouted farther east. On March 19, 1930, this was renumbered as SH 149.

SH 26B was a spur designated On April 27, 1925, from SH 35 in Timpson to SH 26 west of Timpson.[7] On July 13, 1925, SH 26B was shortened to end in Garrison.[8] On July 27, 1925, it was extended back to Timpson. On March 19, 1930, this became an extension of SH 22.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Tarrant County.

Locationmi[9]kmDestinationsNotes
Haltom City0.00.0 SH 183 (Baker Boulevard)Interchange; southwestern terminus
Richland HillsFort Worth line0.71.1 Spur 474 (Rufe Snow Drive)
North Richland Hills2.43.9 I-820 (Northeast Loop 820) / SH 121 / SH 183 (Airport Freeway)I-820 south exit 22A, north exit 22B
2.74.3 FM 1938 north (Davis Boulevard)Interchange
Hurst4.87.7 FM 3029 (Precinct Line Road)
GrapevineColleyville line12.019.3 SH 114 west / SH 121 south (Northwest Parkway)Southwest end of freeway; southwest end of SH 114/121 overlap
13.621.9Main Street
14.623.5
SH 114 east / SH 121 north (Northwest Parkway) / Bus. SH 114 (Texan Trail)
Northeast end of SH 114/121 overlap; southwest end of SH 114 Bus overlap
16.025.7
Bus. SH 114 west (Northwest Highway)
Northeast end of SH 114 Bus overlap
18.529.8 SH 121 to I-635 / FM 2499 northInterchange; northeastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676706.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676818.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676869.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673863.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676917.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676904.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676910.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Google Maps Overview of SH 26". Google. Retrieved June 4, 2014.