Texas State Highway 149

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State Highway 149
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length33.9 mi[1] (54.6 km)
Existed1930–present
Major junctions
South end
Future I-369 / US 59 / Bus. US 59 at Carthage
  US 79 in Carthage
I-20 / US 259 in Longview
North end US 80 / US 259 at Longview
Location
CountiesPanola, Rusk, Gregg
Highway system
SH 148SH 150

State Highway 149 or SH 149 is a state highway that runs from Carthage to Longview in east Texas.

History[edit]

SH 149 was originally designated on March 19, 1930 along its current route, replacing SH 26A. On August 4, 1932, SH 149 extended north to Daingerfield.[2] On June 25, 1935, everything north of Longview was cancelled (this section north of Longview was intended to be cancelled on August 15, 1933), but was restored on June 16, 1936;[3][4] the northern extension was transferred to SH 26 on September 26, 1939. On October 28, 1987, a loop around Carthage was completed, with SH 149 being routed around the western side of town along Loop 436; the old routing that entered Carthage was re-designated Spur 572. Loop 436 was cancelled on September 25, 1989 to remove concurrent mileage with SH 149.

Route description[edit]

SH 149 begins at an intersection with US Route 259 and US Route 80 in downtown Longview; the route travels southward concurrent with US 259 to an intersection with Interstate 20. SH 149 and US 259 split here, with US 259 traveling west with I-20 and SH 149 continuing south; the route meets State Highway 322 near the East Texas Regional Airport before turning southeast. The routes continues, intersecting SH 43 at Tatum, before continuing on toward Carthage. At Carthage, the routes continues around the western portion of the loop around town, briefly running concurrent with US Route 79, before reaching its southern terminus at US Route 59 (Future Interstate 369) on the south side of town.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
PanolaCarthage
Future I-369 north / US 59 north (Lasalle Pkwy) / Bus. US 59 (Shelby St) – Tenaha, Marshall
Interchange; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 369
FM 10 (Market St)
SH 315 (Sabine St) – Mount Enterprise

US 79 west / Bus. US 79 east (Panola St)
Interchange, south end of US 79 overlap
US 79 east (Lasalle Pkwy) / Spur 572 east (Cottage Rd)Interchange, north end of US 79 overlap
FM 959 southSouth end of FM 959 overlap
FM 959 northNorth end of FM 959 overlap
Beckville FM 124 (Fairplay Rd)
Spur 152 east (Monroe St)
RuskTatum SH 43 (Johnson St) – Henderson, Marshall
FM 1797 west (Sterling Price St)
FM 782 south
Gregg FM 2906 east – Easton
FM 349 east
Lakeport SH 322 south (Gardiner Mitchell Pkwy) – HendersonSouth end of SH 322 overlap
Longview SH 322 north (Estes Pkwy)North end of SH 322 overlap
I-20 / US 259 south – Kilgore, MarshallInterchange, south end of US 259 overlap
US 80 north (Marshall Ave) / US 259 – White Oak, Hallsville, Ore CityNorth end of US 259 overlap
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. 149". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673820.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673870.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673885.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)