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Texas State Highway 114

State Highway 114 marker

State Highway 114
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length194.464 mi[1][a] (312.959 km)
Existedby 1933-present
Major junctions
West end at the New Mexico state line
  in Lubbock

in Lubbock
/ in Lubbock
from Lubbock to Ralls
/ / / in Seymour
in Jacksboro
from Jacksboro to Bridgeport
/ in Rhome

in Fort Worth
East end in Irving
Location
CountiesCochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Knox, Baylor, Archer, Young, Jack, Wise, Denton, Tarrant, Dallas
Highway system
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State Highway 114 (or SH 114) is a state highway that runs from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex westward across Texas to the state border with New Mexico, where it becomes New Mexico State Road 114, which eventually ends at Elida, New Mexico at US 70 / NM 330.

History

Texas 114 1917.svg

The route was originally designated on April 14, 1926 as connector between Dallas and Rhome.[2] In June 1932, SH 114 extended to Bridgeport.[3] On February 12, 1935, an extension northward from Chico to Sunset was added.[4] On July 15, 1935, the section from Chico to Sunset was cancelled.[5] This section was restored on August 1, 1938.[6] On October 6, 1943, the section of SH 114 from US 77 in Dallas to US 67 was cancelled. On January 7, 1971, SH 114 was relocated in Bridgeport. This route remained little changed until November 3, 1972, when it was extended northward from Sunset to Bowie. Major rerouting was made on November 24, 1975, when the route was redirected west over U.S. Highway 380, U.S. Highway 281, former SH 199, and U.S. Highway 82 from Bridgeport to Lubbock, with the stretch from Bridgeport to Bowie renumbered as SH 101. On December 14, 1977, the route was extended to the New Mexico border, replacing SH 116. The connecting NM 116 was renumbered to NM 114.

On August 2, 1985, Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crossed this route shortly before crashing on approach to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. One of the aircraft's engines struck a car on the roadway, instantly killing its occupant; 136 people on the flight also died in the accident.

In 2010, work began on a 8.4 miles (13.5 km) stretch, dubbed the DFW Connector, between SH 121 and International Parkway. A quarter of the $1 billion project was funded by federal stimulus funds enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[7] The project's aim was ease congestion at North Texas' worst traffic problem. The project called for as many as 24 lanes and 2 TEXpress lanes along a 4 miles (6.4 km) mile stretch between SH 26 and International Parkway.[7][8] The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awarded the project in a joint venture led by Kiewit.[9] The SH 114 section of the DFW Connector was completed in 2014.[8]

Route description

Highway 114 starts at the New Mexico border about 17 miles west of Morton, Texas. The route passes through Whiteface, Levelland, and Smyer as Levelland Highway before joining 19th Street in Lubbock. SH 114 crosses over Loop 289 and while crossing over US 82 joins with US 62, forming the southern edge of the Texas Tech University campus. After crossing US 84, the highway veers northeast, joining US 82 before crossing over Loop 289 and leaving Lubbock as Idalou Road.

Past Lubbock, SH 114 passes through the rural towns of Idalou, Lorenzo, Ralls (where US 62 turns north), Crosbyton, Dickens, Guthrie, Benjamin, Vera, Red Springs, and Seymour, where US 82 splits north off of SH 114. From there, the highway passes through Megargal, Olney, Loving, and Jermyn before entering Jacksboro with US 281. In Jacksboro, SH 114 joins US 380 and US 281 splits off to the south as SH 114 continues east.

Past Jacksboro, SH 114 passes through Runaway Bay, Bridgeport, where SH 114 splits off of US 380, Paradise, Boyd, Aurora, Rhome, briefly running concurrent with US 81 and US 287 before entering Fort Worth and passing the Texas Motor Speedway and crossing I-35W.

In the DFW Metroplex, SH 114 goes through Roanoke, crossing US 377 and becoming a freeway, the Northwest Parkway. The highway passes through Westlake, Southlake, and Grapevine. There, SH 114 forms the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with SH 121. The highway becomes the John W. Carpenter Highway as it travels southeast to its eastern terminus at SH 183. A road was designated on February 21, 1938, from SH 114 to SH 121; either SH 114 Loop or SH 121 Loop.[10] This was renumbered as Loop 10 on September 26, 1939.

Business routes

SH 114 at an interchange with Dove Road

SH 114 has four current business routes.

Levelland business loop

Texas Loop 44.svg
  • Business State Highway 114-B (formerly Loop 44) is a Business Loop that runs from SH 114 on the west side of Levelland (in west Texas) south along West Street, then east through the downtown area on Houston Street to an intersection with US 385 (College Street). The road turns left (north), concurrent with US 385, until intersecting once again at SH 114. The road was designated as Loop 44 on September 26, 1939 as a renumbering of SH 24 Spur, but was changed to Business SH 114-B on January 26, 1993 by district request, and is 1.594 miles (2.565 km) long.[11][12]

Rhome business spur

Texas Spur 440.svg
  • Business State Highway 114-J is a Business Spur that goes east into Rhome from the intersection of US 81/US 287 and SH 114 west. The route runs along Rhome Avenue to an intersection with Business US 81-E. It is part of a previous route of SH 114. The Business route was designated on May 31, 1972 as Texas State Highway Spur 440 (but signed as Business SH 114), but was changed to its current designation on June 21, 1990 and is 0.329 miles (0.529 km) long.[13][14] Note that an earlier Spur 440 was designated on October 3, 1966 as a spur of SH 34 in Ennis. This was cancelled on or before the day the later Spur 440 was designated.[15]

Roanoke business loop

  • Business State Highway 114-K is a business loop that runs through Roanoke. This route runs on Byron Nelson Boulevard, along a previous route of SH 114. The business route was created in 2001 when SH 114 was rerouted further north and east around town. The route is 1.787 miles (2.876 km) long.[16]


Former business routes

Former Bridgeport business loop

Texas Loop 373.svg

Business State Highway 114-H was located in Bridgeport between June 21, 1990 and March 29, 2007 and was 1.3 miles (2.1 km) long. The route went east along Halsell Avenue from an intersection with SH 114, to an intersection with 13th Street, then turned right (south) until another intersection with SH 114. This route had been previously designated Loop 373 on November 1, 1962; since 2007, though, the portion along 13th was changed back to Loop 373.[17][18]

Former Grapevine business loop

Texas Loop 382.svg
  • Business State Highway 114-L (formerly Loop 382 as well as a previous routing of SH 114) is a business loop that runs through Grapevine. This route runs east on Northwest Highway to an intersection with Texan Trail, then turns right to go southbound there. The road continues until it reaches SH 114/SH 121. The portion of the business route along Texan Trail is concurrent with SH 26. The route was designated on April 18, 1963, as Texas State Highway Loop 382 (but signed as Business SH 114), until June 21, 1990, when the road's designation as Loop 382 was discontinued.[19][20] On November 21, 2013 the entire route was removed and returned to the city of Grapevine.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[21]kmDestinationsNotes
Cochran0.00.0 west - DoraNew Mexico state line
Griffith1.72.7 - Bledsoe
8.513.7 north - MapleSouth end of FM 596
Star Route10.617.1 southNorth end of FM 3304
Morton17.027.4 (Main Street) - Muleshoe, Plains
19.831.9 southNorth end of FM 2195
24.238.9 northSouth end of FM 1337
28.846.3 northWest end of overlap with FM 1780
28.946.5 south (North Taylor Street) to  - Whiteface, Girlstown USAEast end of overlap with FM 1780
Hockley33.954.6 north - Pettit, PepWest end of overlap with FM 303
35.356.8 south - SundownEast end of overlap with FM 303
41.166.1 northSouth end of FM 1490
Levelland42.167.8
east (West Avenue)
East end of Bus. SH 114-B
43.269.5 (College Avenue, Bus. SH 114) - Littlefield, Brownfield, South Plains CollegeWest end of Bus. SH 114-B
45.873.7 south (H. Moreland Road)
49.078.9
Smyer54.487.5 north - AntonWest end of overlap with FM 168
55.088.5 south - RopesvilleEast end of overlap with FM 168
57.191.9 north - RoundupSouth end of FM 2130
Lubbock59.896.2
Lubbock62.9101.2 north (Research Boulevard)Formerly Quitsna Avenue, south end of Spur 309
63.9102.8 (Inler Avenue) - Shallowater, Wolfforth
67.6108.8interchange
70.2113.0 west / interchange; no direct access from SH 114 east to US 62 west / US 82 west, US 62 east / US 82 east to SH 114 west, or US 82 west to SH 114 east; west end of US 62 overlap
72.8117.2 (Avenue Q)
73.6118.4 / I-27 exit 3
73.8118.8Avenue Aformer Bus. US 87
76.3122.8 east (East 4th Street)West end of FM 40
76.9123.8 west (Parkway Drive)interchange; no eastbound exit; west end of US 82 overlap
see US 82
BaylorSeymour230.3370.6
east / north / north / north (Main Street) / east - Vernon, Wichita Falls, Archer City
east end of US 82 overlap; west end of US 183 Bus. / US 277 Bus. / US 283 Bus. overlap
231.0371.8
south / south / south (South Main Street) - Throckmorton, Abilene
east end of US 183 Bus. / US 277 Bus. / US 283 Bus. overlap
231.8373.0 / /  - Wichita Falls, AbileneInterchange
232.1373.5 south
235.6379.2 east
240.3386.7 north - Vernon
242.2389.8 south
Archer251.8405.2 west
Megargel253.2407.5 north - Archer CityWest end of overlap with FM 210
253.3407.6 south (1st Street)East end of overlap with FM 210
Young263.3423.7 north - Lake Cooper, Archer City, NAVSPASUR StationWest end of overlap with FM 2178
263.6424.2 southEast end of overlap with FM 2178
Olney264.3425.3 (Avenue M)
265.1426.6 - Archer City, Throckmorton
Jean274.9442.4 - Markley, Graham
278.6448.4
Loving282.2454.2 - Wichita Falls, Graham
Jack287.7463.0 north
Jermyn289.4465.7 south - BrysonWest end of overlap with FM 1191
289.7466.2 north - AntelopeEast end of overlap with FM 1191
295.8476.0 north - Windthorst, Wichita FallsWest end of overlap with US 281
Jacksboro302.4486.7 north - HenriettaSouth end of SH 148
north (Post Oak Road)
303.2488.0 west / north (Belknap Street)West end of overlap with US 380 / SH 199
304.0489.2 - Fort Richardson State ParkEast end of Park Road 61
305.7492.0 south / east - Mineral Wells, Fort WorthEast end of overlap with US 281 / SH 199
312.3502.6 north - Wizard Wells
Vineyard316.3509.0 - Wizard Wells, Joplin
WiseBridgeport325.7524.2 north
328.6528.8 - Bridgeport
329.4530.1 east / north - DecaturEast end of overlap with US 380, south end of SH 101
west
329.8530.8 south
330.4531.7 (13th Street)
331.1532.9 south
Paradise336.0540.7 / east
336.8542.0
339.5546.4 north - DecaturWest end of overlap with FM 51
340.8548.5 south - SpringtownEast end of overlap with FM 51; interchange
Boyd346.0556.8 south (South Allen Street) - AzleWest end of overlap with FM 730
346.5557.6 north - DecaturEast end of overlap with FM 730
Aurora348.9561.5 south - Newark
Rhome351.1565.0
north / north / east - Decatur
Interchange, west end of overlap with US 81 / US 287, west end of Bus. Route 114
352.2566.8
north / north / west /  - Rhome
interchange
352.6567.5 south / south - Fort WorthInterchange, east end of overlap with US 81 / US 287
Denton362.2582.9 - Justin, Fort WorthInterchange
Fort WorthDouble Eagle Boulevardinterchange
Fort Worth-Northlake line364.3586.3 - Denton, Fort WorthI-35W exit 70
Roanoke365.5588.2
east (Byron Nelson Boulevard)
367.5591.4
368.3592.7
west - Roanoke
interchange; west end of freeway
Westlake368.6593.2 westinterchange
Trophy Lake Driveno direct eastbound exit (access is at SH 170)
Trophy Club Drive / Westlake Parkway
370.6596.4 (Davis Boulevard)
TarrantWestlake-Southlake line371.6598.0Solana Boulevard / Kirkwood Boulevard
Southlake372.5599.5Dove Road
373.3600.8White Chapel Boulevardno direct eastbound exit (signed at Dove Road)
374.5602.7Carroll Avenue
375.7604.6Kimball Avenue
376.6606.1
east (Northwest Highway) / (East Southlake Boulevard)
Access to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Grapevine SH 114 Toll easteastbound exit and westbound entrance
377.3607.2 south / Ira E. Woods / Main StreetWest end of overlap with SH 26
377.6607.7William D. Tate Avenue
377.4607.4 south to south - Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand PrairieWest end of overlap with SH 121
377.8608.0Main Street - Grapevine Historic Districtno direct eastbound exit (signed at William D. Tate Avenue)
378.8609.6
north / west (Texan Trail)
East end of overlap with SH 26
379.3610.4 north / eastEast end of overlap with SH 121; no access from SH 114 west to I-635 east
379.8611.2DFW Airport (International Parkway)
SH 114 Toll westwestbound exit and eastbound entrance
DallasIrving381.5614.0Freeport Parkway
381.6614.1Esters Boulevard
381.7614.3Belt Line Road
384.6619.0
385.3620.1 MacArthur BoulevardAccess to Las Colinas Medical Center
385.8620.9Walnut Hill Lane / Hidden Ridge Drive
387.3623.3 (Northwest Highway) / Hidden Ridge Drive - Irving Convention Center
387.5623.6O'Connor Road / Wingren Road
388.3624.9Riverside Drive / Rochelle Boulevard / Wingren Road / Cistercian Road
389.0626.0 / Tom Braniff Drive / Cistercian Road
391.0629.3 / (Storey Lane) - Dallas, Fort Worth
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes

  1. ^ The certified mileage given is shorter than the actual mileage as TxDOT considers SH 114 to be discontinuous at rather than concurrent with US 62, US 82, US 281, US 380, and US 81/US 287.

References

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 114". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676934.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673819.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673863.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676248.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ a b "$1 billion DFW Connector project will ease Grapevine highway mess, but the work will be painful". The Dallas Morning News. February 18, 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ a b Dinh, Elizabeth (July 7, 2014). "Tolls Begin For DFW Connector Express Lanes". KTVT-TV. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "DFW Connector". Kiewit. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676241.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - State Highway Loop 44
  12. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - Business State Highway 114-B
  13. ^ Texas Department of Transportation,Highway Designation File - State Highway Spur 440
  14. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - Business State Highway 114-J
  15. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676636.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - Business State Highway 114-K
  17. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - State Highway Loop 373
  18. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - Business State Highway 114-H
  19. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - State Highway Loop 382
  20. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, Highway Designation File - Business State Highway 114-L
  21. ^ Google (September 28, 2013). "SH 114" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013.

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