Texas State Highway Loop 121

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State Highway Loop 121 marker

State Highway Loop 121
Route information
Length5.961 mi[1] (9.593 km)
ExistedOctober 31, 1958[1]–present
Major junctions
West end FM 439 in Belton
  I-14 / US 190 in Belton
I-35 in Belton
East end FM 436 in Belton
Highway system
Loop 120Loop 122

Loop 121 is a partial beltway around the city of Belton in the U.S. state of Texas.

Route description[edit]

Loop 121 begins at an intersection with FM 439 near Belton Lake. The highway travels through more rural areas of the city, running near the western edge of Belton and passes just east of the campus of University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Loop 121 travels through more commercial areas between I-14/US 190 and I-35 as the highway passes near the Bell County Expo Center. East of I-35, the highway travels through a more suburban area of Belton before ending at an intersection with FM 436.

History[edit]

Texas Spur 121.svg

Loop 121 was first designated as Spur 121 on May 29, 1941 as a highway in Brewster County, connecting SH 227 (now FM 170) to the town of Terlingua. This highway was cancelled on February 20, 1946, being removed from the state highway system.

Loop 121 was designated on October 31, 1958, running from I-35 eastward to FM 436. On October 11, 1978, the highway was extended west of I-35 to US 190, absorbing FM 594.[2] Loop 121 was extended northward from US 190 to FM 439 on July 10, 1988, absorbing FM 3467 in the process.[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Belton, Bell County.

mi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 FM 439 (Lake Road) – Belton Lake
0.71.1Crusader Way – University of Mary Hardin BaylorInterchange
1.82.9 FM 93 (2nd Avenue)
2.84.5 I-14 / US 190 (Central Texas Expressway) – KilleenI-14/US 190 exit 300.
4.97.9 I-35 (General Bruce Drive) – Waco, AustinI-35 exit 292
6.09.7 FM 436 (Holland Road) – Little River Academy
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 Loop No. 121". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 594". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 3467". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Google (January 27, 2018). "Route of Loop 121" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 27, 2018.