Texas State Highway 62

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State Highway 62 marker

State Highway 62
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length29.249 mi[1] (47.072 km)
Existed1923–present
Major junctions
South end SH 73 / SH 87 near Bridge City
  I-10 / US 90 in Orange
North end
US 96 / Bus. US 96 / FM 1004 at Buna
Location
CountiesOrange, Newton, Jasper
Highway system
US 62SH 63

State Highway 62 or SH 62 is a highway located in southeastern Texas. It runs 29.249 miles (47.072 km) from SH 73/SH 87 near Orange to an intersection with U.S. Highway 96 (US 96), Business U.S. Highway 96 (US 96 Bus), and Farm to Market Road 1004 (FM 1004) in Buna. SH 62 was established in 1923, and its southern end was extended from US 90 to SH 73/SH 87 in 1962.

Route description[edit]

SH 62 begins at SH 73 and SH 87 between Orange and Bridge City. SH 73 is concurrent with SH 62 from the southern terminus to the intersection with Interstate 10 (I‑10) and US 90, where SH 73 ends. SH 62 continues its northward journey past this point, going through Mauriceville and Texla in Orange County, clipping the extreme southwest corner of Newton County, and, in Jasper County, traveling through the small community of Gist and ending at Buna.

History[edit]

This route was designated on August 21, 1923, but with its south end at SH 3 (later US 90), replacing SH 8B.[2] On May 1, 1962, FM 406 between US 90 and SH 73 was canceled and combined with SH 62.[1]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Orange SH 73 / SH 87 – Bridge City, OrangeSouth end of SH 73 overlap; SH 73 west continues concurrently with SH 87 south
FM 105 (Orangefield Road) – West Orange, Orangefield
Orange I-10 / US 90 / SH 73I-10 exit 873; north end of SH 73 concurrency; east end of SH 73
FM 1078
Mauriceville FM 1130 – Little CypressInterchange
SH 12 – Deweyville, Beaumont
Texla FM 2802 (Texla Road)
Newton
No major junctions
Jasper FM 2246 – Evadale
FM 2938 – Masterson State Forest
FM 2938
Buna FM 253

Bus. US 96
South end of unsigned US 96 Business overlap

US 96 / Bus. US 96 / FM 1004 – Kirbyville, Evadale
North end of unsigned US 96 Business overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 62". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)