State Route 158 in Texas
According to CITYPOPULATIONREVIEW.COM, State Route 158, commonly known as State Highway 158 or SH 158 is a state route in the U.S. state of Texas. The road forms a fairly long east-west route through West Texas, from Goldsmith via Midland to Ballinger. SH 158 is 274 kilometers long.
SH 158 begins west of Goldsmith on SH 302, then forms a sort of large bypass north of Odessa. The single-lane road leads through uninhabited steppe with numerous oil installations. One crosses the US 385 grade separated. The road then bends and passes through the town of Midland. At Midland one also crosses Interstate 20. SH 158 heads east through sparsely populated areas, with only a few villages on the route. At Sterling City there is a short double numbering with US 87 which has 2×2 lanes. The road passes about 50 miles north of San Angelo and eventually ends in Ballinger on US 67 / US 83.
SH 158 was added to the state highway network in 1933, originally running as a planned route from Robert Lee through Bronte to Abilene. The east-west section between Robert Lee and Bronte was not paved until 1939. In 1939, SH 158 was also extended west from Robert Lee to Sterling City. Shortly thereafter, SH 158 was extended a long way west through Midland to Goldsmith.
Beginning in 1948, the section between Bronte and Abilene was renumbered US 277, and SH 158 was extended east from Bronte to Ballinger, creating the current route. This route was previously numbered as SH 109. The road has some through importance, but is of little high quality, except in places where it is double-numbered with other roads, such as at Sterling City. North of Odessa is a diamond connection with US 385.
In 1991, SH 158 was designated as part of the Ports to Plains Corridor, between Sterling City and Midland.
Every day, 4,500 to 7,000 vehicles run between Goldsmith and Midland and 10,000 vehicles just east of I-20, gradually decreasing to 3,700 vehicles near Sterling City. Further east, only 800 to 900 vehicles drive to Robert Lee and 900 vehicles between Bronte and Ballinger.
State Route 159 in Texas
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State Route 159, commonly known as State Highway 159 or SH 159 is a state route in the U.S. state of Texas. The road forms an east-west route in the southeast of the state, from La Grange to Hempstead, west of Houston. SH 159 is 93 kilometers long.
SH 159 in Bellville.
SH 159 begins in La Grange on SH 71 and then heads east across the Texas prairies. The route is single lane and somewhat secondary in character, especially the western half. This part is sometimes winding and regularly leads in a different direction. From Bellville to Hempstead, SH 159 has more straighter sections. SH 159 ends in Hempstead on US 290, 80 kilometers northwest of Houston.
SH 159 was added to the state highway network in 1933 as an east-west route from La Grange to Hempstead. The route has not been significantly modified since then.
The section between La Grange and Industry only handles 800 vehicles per day, and 1,600 vehicles run between Industry and Bellville. Between Bellville and Hempstead is the busiest part with 3,200 vehicles per day.
Texas State Route 160
State Route 160, commonly known as State Highway 160 or SH 160 is a state route in the U.S. state of Texas. The road forms a north-south route in North Texas, between Westminster and Whitewright, northeast of Dallas. SH 160 is 14 kilometers long.
SH 160 begins at an intersection with SH 121 between Westminster and Trenton, 70 miles northeast of Dallas. The road heads north over rolling prairies and ends in the village of Whitewright on US 69.
SH 160 was added to the Texas state highway network in 1933 as a north-south route from Westminster via Whitewright to Denison. In 1939, the northern section between Whitewright and Denison became part of US 69.
Every day 4,200 vehicles travel on SH 160.
State Route 163 in Texas
According to ASK4BEAUTY, State Route 163, commonly known as State Highway 163 or SH 163 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms a long north-south route through West Texas, from Comstock to Colorado City. SH 163 is 327 kilometers long.
SH 163 begins in the village of Comstock on US 90, not far from the border with Mexico. However, there is no border crossing in the region. SH 163 heads north through hilly terrain, and SH 163 follows a shallow canyon north. The next town on the route is Ozona, which is 120 kilometers to the north. One crosses the Interstate 10. North of Ozona, SH 163 once again leads through an empty area, consisting of mostly barren steppes with scrub and oil installations. It is another 130 kilometers before reaching the next place on the route, Sterling City. SH 163 passes here about 60 kilometers west of San Angelo. North of Sterling City it follows rolling rangeland before reaching the Llano Estacado near Colorado City. In Colorado City, SH 163 ends at Interstate 20.
SH 163 was added to the state highway network in 1939 and included only the southern half from Comstock to Barnhart, between US 90 and US 67. In 1957, the route was extended north over former SH 101 and RM 379 to Colorado City.. SH 163 has barely been upgraded due to the large distances and low population density on the route.
Only 150 to 200 vehicles run daily between Comstock and Ozona and 3,000 to 3,700 vehicles between Ozona and US 67 at Barnhart. Further north, 1,200 to 1,600 vehicles continue to Sterling City. After that, 500 vehicles a day will travel between Sterling City and Colorado City.