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Texas State Highway Spur 5

State Highway 35
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Maintained by TxDOT
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Existed: 1919 – present
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West end: Corpus Christi
 

US 87

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East end: Houston
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Spur 5

State Highway 35, or SH 35, is a largely north–south highway in southeastern and southern Texas between Houston, junction of I-45 on the southeast side of the city and Corpus Christi, where it terminates on I-37.

SH 35 takes a generally north–south route from Houston to Angleton, junction SH 288, and then roughly parallels the inlets of the Gulf of Mexico in a roughly northeast-southwest course through a low, flat coastal plain. To the south and west of Palacios it gives vistas of several inlets of the Gulf of Mexico, becoming one of the more scenic routes of southern Texas.

At Gregory it meets and joins U.S. Highway 181, which coincide to their mutual terminus over a causeway and bridge over Corpus Christi Bay, meeting I-37 and SH 286 at a freeway interchange.

Only in its southernmost part near Corpus Christi is State Highway 35 a freeway, although significant stretches of it are divided highway. It is not to be confused with Interstate 35, which it never meets. It is not the shortest or quickest route between Houston and Corpus Christi, which consists largely of US 59 and US 77.

Future of SH 35

University of Houston.
SH 73 became a rerouting of SH 124. In 1988. Spur 5 was cancelled and mileage was transferred to FM 1663. The current route was designated in 1998.

An overlap of Highway 35 with the Gulf Freeway was also constructed in the 1980s. This portion extends from Spur 5 to Dowling Street, a distance of about 1.6 miles (2.6 km). This section contains three elevated lanes in each direction (briefly four southbound lanes near the southern terminus). This overlap section is 22 lanes wide, including mainlanes, feeder roads, and a reversible HOV lane.[2]

Once built, the Alvin Freeway is planned to follow a corridor near Mykawa Road from the terminus to Beltway 8 before returning to its normal undivided state.

History

U.S. Highway 59.
SH 146.

Junction List

County Location Junction Notes
Nueces Corpus Christi San Antonio South end of US 181 overlap
Tancahua Street Southbound exit only
Bridge over Industrial Canal
Burleson Street No northbound entrance
Beach Avenue No southbound entrance
Bridge over Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay
San Patricio Portland Industrial Point Pier
Frontage Road Southbound exit and entrance
FM 893 west / Bay View Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound enrance
FM 2986 north
Frontage Road Southbound exit and entrance
FM 3239 west No southbound entrance
Frontage Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Gregory Beeville North end of US 181 overlap
SH 361 south / Spur 202 west
North end of freeway
FM 3512 south
Aransas Pass north Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance
FM 1069 Interchange; no northbound exit
Aransas SH 188 Interchange
Rockport FM 1069 (Market Street) Interchange
FM 2165 (Pearl Street) Interchange
FM 3036 west
Fulton south
FM 1781 south
Bridge over Copano Bay and Aransas Bay
Lamar PR 13Goose Island State Park
Refugio FM 774
FM 1684 east
SH 239 south South end of SH 239 overlap
Tivoli SH 239 north North end of SH 239 overlap
Bridge over the Guadalupe River
Calhoun SH 185
FM 1679 north
FM 2235 south
FM 2541 east
FM 2433
Port Lavaca US 87
FM 1090 (Virginia Street)
SH 238 south
Bridge over Lavaca Bay
Point Comfort FM 1593 north
FM 2143 east
Jackson SH 172
Bridge over Carancahua Bay
FM 1862 north
Matagorda Palacios north
south
FM 2853 north
FM 521 north
FM 2853 south
Blessing FM 616 west
SH 71 north
FM 459 east
FM 1095 south
FM 1468
Bay City SH 60
FM 2668 south
FM 457
Van Vleck FM 2540 south
FM 1728 north
Brazoria FM 524 north
FM 524 south
FM 1459
north
FM 1301 west
West Columbia SH 36
south
FM 2852 north
Bailey's Prairie FM 521 south South end of FM 521 overlap
FM 521 north North end of FM 521 overlap
Angleton SH 288Houston, Freeport
FM 523
Spur 28 south
Alvin FM 2403 south
north Interchange
SH 6 Interchange
FM 517 east
FM 528 north
south Interchange
Pearland FM 518
Harris Houston Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway)
Hobby Airport Interchange
I-610 (South Loop Freeway) to SH 225 Interchange
I-45 north (Gulf Freeway)Downtown Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance
North end of SH 35; Spur 5 begins
US 90 Alt. (Old Spanish Trail)
South end of freeway
University Drive, Wheeler Avenue – University of Houston Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Elgin Street Southbound exit only
I-45 north / Scott StreetDowntown Northbound exit and southbound entrance

See also

References

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