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Author Topic: Marshall TX - FMR BUS US 59/ SH 43 Not on Old Maps, Signs Still Stand  (Read 271 times)


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This is really strange because on GSV, you can see tons of old BUSINESS US 59/SH 43 assemblies still standing, but the route does not appear on old TXDOT General Highway Maps.

Right now my best guess is that, starting on the south side of town, BUS US 59 headed W on SH 43 (Pinecrest), then turned N on Washington, where it became BUS US 59/ SH 43. From there, I believe it turned E on Travis, then N on Alamo. At US 80, the assembly confirms that it turned E on US 80 back to the parent route.

The 1936 map shows US 59 still on the route. The 1961 map shows that US 59/ SH 43 had been moved to a new route north of Pinecrest, but US 59 was still on Washington south of Pinecrest. The 1961 map does not show the business route to be on the state highway system, even though the route markers are newer than 1961.

The old assemblies are on Washington from SH 43 (Pinecrest) to Travis. There is a full assembly NB Alamo at US 80 that includes the Business Route.

Marshall is in Harrison County if you want to look at he old maps.

Old Maps at TSL: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/maps/main.php
Old Assembly: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.541364,-94.3676281,3a,20.7y,189.65h,86.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWTMVqwc8yDkLTNpjJ6A9vg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Old Intersection Assembly at Alamo & US 80: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.5483781,-94.3632423,3a,17.3y,22.77h,93.04t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sKM4LCTSVBbEOm1VnV66Nng!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DKM4LCTSVBbEOm1VnV66Nng%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D138.12039%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100



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Re: Marshall TX - FMR BUS US 59/ SH 43 Not on Old Maps, Signs Still Stand
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 06:54:45 PM »

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