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Texas highways 40 and 47
« on: October 23, 2017, 04:23:44 AM »

According to the Texas state highway map and the Texas Highway Designation Files, TX 40 begins at TX 6 southeast of College Station and heads northwest, ending at FM 2154. TX 47 begins at TX 21 and heads southeast, ending at FM 60. It seems strange that these state highways end at farm roads. Are there plans on extending either of these highways further? TX 47 in particular looks like it could be extended south and east.

Also, what's the deal with TX 308? It begins at FM 60 and heads northwest, ending just short of Villa Maria Road, which isn't even a state highway.

The road system is weird in the College Station area. I could make an Aggie joke, but it wouldn't be very funny.
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Re: Texas highways 40 and 47
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 06:18:58 AM »

There are a lot of weird endings like that in Texas. Some degree of weirdness is to be expected with a system that large, but even so, TxDOT doesn't really seem to go out of its way to prevent it sometimes.
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Re: Texas highways 40 and 47
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 07:27:12 AM »

According to the Texas state highway map and the Texas Highway Designation Files, TX 40 begins at TX 6 southeast of College Station and heads northwest, ending at FM 2154. TX 47 begins at TX 21 and heads southeast, ending at FM 60. It seems strange that these state highways end at farm roads. Are there plans on extending either of these highways further? TX 47 in particular looks like it could be extended south and east.

Also, what's the deal with TX 308? It begins at FM 60 and heads northwest, ending just short of Villa Maria Road, which isn't even a state highway.

The road system is weird in the College Station area. I could make an Aggie joke, but it wouldn't be very funny.
TX 308 has been like that since Hector was a pup. I noticed that in 1978 when I lived there.

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Re: Texas highways 40 and 47
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 10:28:48 AM »

Farm roads are state highways, so state highways ending at other state highways isn't that weird. Problem is Texas is big and their are too many numbers needed so weirdness is expected.
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Re: Texas highways 40 and 47
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 04:15:37 AM »

Farm roads are state highways, so state highways ending at other state highways isn't that weird. Problem is Texas is big and their are too many numbers needed so weirdness is expected.

But state highways don't typically end at farm roads.
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