U.S. 77 Alternate

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With a reroute of U.S. 77 through Victoria, U.S. 77 Alternate was designated along the former alignment in 1953. The 91.3 mile long highway branches north from Refugio to Goliad, Cuero and Yoakum to reconvene with U.S. 77 at Hallettsville. Business U.S. 77-Q loops to Downtown Yoakum along the original course of U.S. 77 through the city.

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Confirming markers for U.S. 77 Alternate-183 north & 87 south posted along Esplanade Street after SH 72 (Heaton Street) in Cuero. Photo taken 01/04/06.
FM 236 begins at U.S. 77 Alternate-183-87 (Esplanade Street) and Morgan Street outside Downtown Cuero. The a 28.18 mile long route provides an alternate route southeast to Victoria, ending at U.S. 59 Business. Photo taken 01/04/06.
A mileage sign referencing the U.S. 87 south and 183 north destinations of Victoria and Gonzales previously stood along Esplanade Street by the Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing. A street scaping project removed this assembly by 2011. Photo taken 01/04/06.
U.S. 87 resumes a southward heading from U.S. 77 Alternate & 183 along Broadway Street in Downtown Cuero. Photo taken 01/04/06.
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Leading away from U.S. 87 (Broadway Street) and Downtown Cuero, U.S. 77 Alternate & 183 intersect FM 766 (Ruess Boulevard) and FM 1447 (Bailey Street) in quick succession. Photo taken 01/04/06.
FM 766 loops 16.70 miles west from U.S. 183 to end in north De Witt County, 1.42 miles south of U.S. 183 & SH 111 along Steen Road Photo taken 01/04/06.
FM 1447 stems east from U.S. 77 Alternate & 183 (Esplanade Street) along Bailey Street to Dahlman Street, where it shifts northward to undeveloped areas. Photo taken 01/04/06.
FM 1447 navigates along a rural course 18.28 miles from Cuero to Terryville and SH 111. Photo taken 01/04/06.
Progressing through northern reaches of Cuero, U.S. 77 Alternate & 183 span a Union Pacific Railroad line and Old Yoakum Road just prior to their split. Photo taken 01/04/06.
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U.S. 77 Alternate branches northeast from U.S. 183, 17 miles to Yoakum while U.S. 183 stays northward 11.7 miles to Hochheim and SH 111. Photos taken 01/04/06.
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Confirming marker for U.S. 77 Alternate north, posted beyond the wye intersection with U.S. 183. Photo taken 01/04/06.
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U.S. 77 Alternate expands with a painted median, marked by a double set of stripes. Photos taken 01/04/06.
Progressing north from the intersection with Hannessee Road west and Burns Ranch Road east on U.S. 77 Alternate. Photo taken 01/04/06.
U.S. 77 Business separates from U.S. 77 Alternate at a rural wye intersection outside Yoakum. Photo taken 01/04/06.
The Yoakum business loop veers east from U.S. 77 Alternate to cross Big Brushy Creek onto Huck Street. U.S. 77 Business connects with SH 111 in Downtown. Photo taken 01/04/06.
Running along the northwestern periphery of Yoakum, U.S. 77 Alternate meets SH 111 (Grand Avenue). Photo taken 01/04/06.
SH 111 travels north to Hochheim and Gonzales, and south to Edna, where it meets U.S. 59, and Midfield. Photo taken 01/04/06.
U.S. 77 Business returns to U.S. 77 Alternate via Gonzales Street at the Lavaca County line. Photo taken 01/04/06.
SH 95 south and FM 3475 north come together by Yoakum Municipal Airport (T85). A 2.06 mile route, FM 3475 links U.S. 77 Alternate with FM 318 beyond Yoakum Municipal Park. Photo taken 01/04/06.
SH 95 begins and travels north through Shiner to meet IH 10 in Flatonia. Beyond there, the state highway continues to Bastrop to end at U.S. 190 near Temple. Photo taken 01/04/06.



Photo Credits:

01/04/06 by Kevin Trinkle

Connect with:
U.S. 77
U.S. 87
U.S. 183
State Highway 95

Page Updated 02-09-2006.