Texas State Highway 137

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State Highway 137 marker

State Highway 137
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length192.238 mi[2] (309.377 km)
Existed1928[1]–present
Major junctions
South end SH 163 near Ozona
  US 190
I-20 in Stanton
US 62 / US 385 in Brownfield
US 82 / US 380 in Brownfield
North end US 385 near Brownfield
Highway system
SH 136SH 138

State Highway 137 (SH 137) is a state highway in west Texas. It runs 192.238 miles (309.377 km) from SH 163 near Ozona to U.S. Highway 385 (US 385) near Brownfield. SH 137 was originally established in 1928, and it has been realigned several times since then.

History[edit]

Old Texas 137.svg

SH 137 was designated on November 19, 1928 from Odessa to the Andrews/Gaines County Line.[1] On June 25, 1929, it extended to McCamey.[3] On March 19, 1930, a portion from Lubbock to Brownfield, which was designated as part of SH 53, was renumbered as a separate section of SH 137, creating a gap. On May 5, 1931, the southern section extended north to the Gaines/Terry County Line, partially closing the gap;[4] the sections were connected on May 28, 1932, closing the gap.[5] On July 16, 1934, the route south of Meadow had become SH 51.[6] On January 25, 1938, it extended south to Brownfield as SH 51 was under construction on a road to the west the bypassed Meadow.[7] On February 11, 1938, SH 137 extended south to Lamesa, but this was to be cancelled when ROW was acquired.[8] On May 24, 1938, the section south of the Terry county line was to be cancelled when surveys were complete.[9] On September 20, 1938, the section from Brownfield to 2.5 miles north of Lamesa was restored.[10] On October 25, 1938, the section from 2.5 miles north of Lamesa to Lamesa was restored, and SH 137 was extended further south from Lamesa to Rankin.[11] On September 26, 1939, the section from Brownfield to Lubbock been reassigned to U.S. Highway 62. SH 137 had extended south to west of Sheffield, replacing SH 271. On August 20, 1940, the section of SH 137 from Midland to the Midland/Upton County Line was cancelled, creating a gap. On October 22, 1940, the sections of SH 137 from Lamesa to Midland and from the Midland/Upton County Line to Rankin were also cancelled, expanding the gap. On December 3, 1940, the section of SH 137 from Lamesa to Rankin was restored, closing the gap. On March 26, 1942, the section from Lamesa to Rankin was cancelled, with the section from Midland south 12 miles being transferred to FM 9, creating a gap. On April 29, 1942, the sotuhern section of SH 137 from Rankin to Sheffield was transferred to SH 51, eliminating the gap. SH 137 was extended south to Stanton on August 23, 1943, replacing SH 303.[12] On October 26, 1949, SH 137 extended north from US 62 to SH 51. On December 1, 1953, SH 137 was signed, but not designated, along RM 1800 to SH 158. By 1969, SH 137 was signed along the rest of RM 1800, part of RM 33, and all of RM 865. On May 16, 1984, the route was officially designated along the signed 109 miles (175 km) extension, replacing all of RM 1800, part of RM 33, and all of RM 865.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Crockett SH 163 – Barnhart, Ozona
RM 1964 west
US 190 east – EldoradoSouth end of US 190 overlap
US 190 west – IraanNorth end of US 190 overlap
ReaganBig Lake US 67 – Rankin, San Angelo
RM 33 north – Big Spring
RM 1357 – Midland
Glasscock RM 2401 – Midkiff
SH 158 – Midland, Garden City
Midland FM 307 – Midland
MartinStanton BL I-20 – Midland, Big Spring
I-20 – El Paso, AbileneI-20 exit 156
SH 176 – Andrews, Big Spring
FM 846 east – Knott
FM 2002 east – AckerlySouth end of FM 2002 overlap
FM 2002 westNorth end of FM 2002 overlap
Dawson FM 828 – Patricia
FM 2052 west
SH 349 south – Midland
Lamesa US 180 – Seminole, Gail
FM 2592 east to US 87
FM 1064 west
FM 1066 west
Welch SH 83 west – Seagraves
FM 829 south
Terry FM 213
FM 1076 east
Brownfield US 62 east / US 385 north – LubbockSouth end of US 62/385 overlap
US 62 west / US 385 south / FM 403 south – SeminoleNorth end of US 62/385 overlap
US 82 / US 380 – Plains, Tahoka
US 385 – Levelland, Brownfield
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673777.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 137". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673784.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673802.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673814.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673853.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676239.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676240.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676244.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676250.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676251.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 303". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 17, 2018.