Texas State Highway 55

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State Highway 55 marker

State Highway 55
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length99.4 mi[1] (160.0 km)
Existed1923–present
Major junctions
Northwest endUS 277.svg US 277
 US 377.svg US 377
Southeast endUS 83.svg US 83 at Uvalde
Highway system
SH 54SH 56
State Highway 55 in the Texas Hill Country
Highway 55 winding through the Hill Country about twelve miles southeast of Rocksprings

State Highway 55 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas. It runs from Uvalde northwestward through the western Hill Country onto the Edwards Plateau, ending south of Sonora.

History[edit]

SH 55 was designated from Rocksprings to La Pryor on August 21, 1923, replacing SH 3E and a portion of SH 4.[2] On March 16, 1925, it extended south to SH 2 near Cactus.[3] On October 26, 1926, it was rerouted to Bart. On October 10, 1927, it extended south through Catarina and then east to Artesia Wells.[4] On August 6, 1929 (effective on September 1), SH 55 was truncated to Uvalde, with everything south of there being transferred to SH 4, and the section from Catarina to Artesia Wells was cancelled in exchange for the extension of SH 4. On October 25, 1932, SH 55 extended north to its current terminus.[5]. On November 30, 1932, SH 55 was extended south through Batesville and Dilley to San Diego.[6] On July 15, 1935, SH 55 was shortened to a route from Rocksprings to Uvalde.[7] On November 19, 1935, SH 55 extended back north to SH 30.[8] On January 18, 1937, SH 55 extended to Dilley again.[9] The portion from Uvalde to 4.8 miles southeast of Batesville and from Divot to Dilley were to be constructed starting on March 26, 1942, but upon completion, these sections of SH 55 were to be cancelled and changed to Farm to Market Roads. The section south of Uvalde was cancelled on January 11, 1945, and the portion from Uvalde to 4.8 miles south of Batesville was transferred to FM 117. The section from Dilley to Divot was still under construction, but changed to FM 471 on July 9, 1945.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
UvaldeUvalde US 83
RM 334 westEastern terminus of RM 334
RealCamp Wood RM 337 eastWestern terminus of RM 337
EdwardsBarksdale RM 335 northSouthern terminus of RM 335
Rocksprings US 377 northEastern end of US 377 concurrency
US 377 southWestern end of US 377 concurrency
US 277
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2007). "Highway Designation File - State Highway No. 55". TxDOT. Retrieved September 28, 2007.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676902.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676983.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673818.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673821.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673877.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673891.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)