Texas State Highway 77

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State Highway 77
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length46.815 mi[1] (75.341 km)
Existed1923–present
Major junctions
West end US 259 near Omaha
  US 67 at Naples

Future I-369 / US 59 at Atlanta
East end LA 1 at the Louisiana state line
Location
CountiesMorris and Cass
Highway system
US 77SH 78

State Highway 77, or SH 77, is a numbered state highway in Texas, occupying the counties of Morris and Cass. SH 77 is 46.815 miles (75.341 km) long, and connects U.S. Highway 259 (US 259) to the Louisiana state line.

Route description[edit]

SH 77 begins 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Omaha on US 259, and travels eastward to Naples, meeting US 67 and SH 338. In Douglassville, SH 77 intersects SH 8. After cutting across the south side of Atlanta, where it meets US 59 (Future Interstate 369), SH 77 cuts to the southeast, and crosses into the very northwest corner of Louisiana near Three Corners (where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet), becoming Louisiana Highway 1.

History[edit]

SH 77 was originally proposed on August 21, 1923, as a route from Douglasville to Naples, replacing SH 1B.[2] On June 24, 1931, SH 77 was extended southeast to Louisiana, replacing a portion of SH 47.[3] On March 11, 1935, SH 77 Spur was designated to Marietta. This would be cancelled on completion, but would be restored on April 19, 1937, as SH 245. On September 26, 1939, SH 77 was extended west to Commerce, replacing SH 260 but this plan was cancelled on January 14, 1941. On February 28, 1966, SH 77 was extended west over FM 2880 from US 259 to US 67.[4]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
Morris0.00.0 US 259 – De Kalb, Daingerfield
Naples4.57.2 US 67 – Naples, TexarkanaInterchange
5.08.0 SH 338 south – Daingerfield
Cass6.510.5 FM 2888 south – Cornett
9.615.4 FM 1766 east – Bryans Mill
12.720.4 FM 250 south – Marietta, Hughes Springs
16.025.7 FM 994 north – Bryans Mill
18.229.3 FM 2065 north – Union Chapel
Douglassville23.738.1 SH 8 – New Boston, Linden
27.744.6 FM 2791 east – Antioch, Atlanta State Park
30.549.1 FM 96 north – Antioch, Atlanta State Park
32.251.8 FM 2328 south – Lans Chapel
Atlanta35.056.3 FM 995 west – O'Farrell, Red Hill
35.356.8
Future I-369 south / US 59 south – Linden
West end of US 59 overlap
35.757.5
Future I-369 north / US 59 north / FM 249 east – Texarkana, Downtown Atlanta
East end of US 59 overlap
36.358.4 SH 43 – Bivins
37.059.5 FM 251
37.660.5 FM 1841 – Business District, Huffins
41.066.0 FM 1635 north
44.771.9 FM 3129 north – Bloomburg, Domino
47.175.8 LA 1 south – Shreveport
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. 77". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "August 21, 1923 Minute Order" (PDF).
  3. ^ "June 22, 1931 Minute Order" (PDF).
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2880". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Google (June 25, 2018). "Route of SH 77" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 25, 2018.