Texas State Highway 53

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State Highway 53
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length26.837 mi[1] (43.190 km)
Existedby 1933–present
Major junctions
West end SH 36 / Loop 363 in Temple
 I-35.svg I-35 in Temple
East endUS 77.svg US 77 near Rosebud
Highway system
SH 52US 54

State Highway 53 is a Texas state highway that runs from Temple to Rosebud.

History[edit]

SH 53 was designated on August 21, 1923 as a route from Dickens to Brownfield, replacing a portion of SH 18.[2] This route was cancelled on March 19, 1930 when SH 24 extended west, replacing the route from Dickens to Lubbock, while the rest of the route was renumbered as part of SH 137.

SH 53 was designated again on March 19, 1930 replacing SH 108A from Lampasas to Temple. On May 20, 1930, it extended east to Rosebud.[3] It was shortened to its current route on September 26, 1939, when the stretch from Lampasas to Temple was transferred to U.S. Route 190 (which this section was cosigned with since 1935). On January 24, 1978, SH 53 was rerouted over part of SH 36 to SH 36.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
BellTemple SH 36 (Airport Road) / Loop 363 (H. K. Dodgen Loop) – Gatesville, CameronInterchange
I-35 (General Bruce Drive) – Waco, AustinI-35 exit 301
FM 1741 south (31st Street)
Spur 290 (3rd Street)
Loop 363 (H. K. Dodgen Loop)Interchange
FM 3117 west
Seaton FM 2086 west
Zabcikville FM 437 south – Rogers
FM 485 east – Hearne
SH 320 north – Lott
FallsBarclay FM 1772 south
FM 1963 south – Burlington
US 77 – Waco, Cameron
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 53". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673794.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

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