State Route 33 in Texas
According to toppharmacyschools.org, State Route 33, commonly known as State Highway 33 or SH 33 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms an east-west route in uninhabited areas in the Texas Panhandle, southeast of Canadian. SH 33 is 37 kilometers long.
About 10 kilometers south of the town of Canadian, SH 33 begins at an intersection with US 60 and US 83. The road heads east, parallel to the Canadian River for some distance, through monotonous steppe territory. There are many drilling platforms (pumpjacks) along the way. The road is single-lane and does not pass through or cross any other road. After 37 kilometers you reach the border with Oklahoma, from where State Route 33 in Oklahoma continues to Cheyenne.
SH 33 was proposed in 1917 as SH 13, a planned route in the Texas Panhandle from Amarillo through Wheeler to Oklahoma. SH 33 was assigned to this route in 1919. However, the route was scrapped in 1938. The current route was originally numbered SH 170, but was renumbered SH 33 in 1955 to connect to the same road number in Oklahoma.
SH 33 is a secondary link connecting mostly uninhabited ranchland. There are no places on the route, not even by extension in Oklahoma.
Every day 2,000 vehicles drive on the road, a relatively large number given the fact that there are no places on the route. This is because there are few bridges in the area over the parallel flowing Canadian River.
State Route 34 in Texas
State Route 34, commonly known as State Highway 34 or SH 34 is a state route in the US state of Texas. The road forms a north-south route in the North Texas region, from Italy through Greenville to Honey Grove. The road passes just south and east of the Dallas metropolitan area and intersects many of that city’s arterial roads. SH 34 is 208 kilometers long.
The SH 34 at Ennis.
SH 34 begins in Italy on US 77, near Interstate 35E, 70 miles south of Dallas. SH 34 is a single-lane road, heading northeast. Just before Ennis, a long bridge crosses Bardwell Lake. The road then leads through the town of Ennis, where it crosses Interstate 45. The road then heads northeast through prairie land and intersects with US 175 at Kaufman. A little further north, at Terrell, one crosses Interstate 20 and US 80. This is a somewhat exurban area located 45 kilometers east of Dallas.
SH 34 then heads north, close to the Lake Tawakoni reservoir. This is also a somewhat exurban area with many scattered homes that do not have an agricultural function. Interstate 30 is crossed at the town of Greenville. The road leads through downtown Greenville and has 2×2 lanes. North of Greenville, the road is single-lane and leads through Wolfe City to Honey Grove, where SH 34 ends at US 82, 30 kilometers west of Paris.
SH 34 was proposed in 1919 as a Dallas regional bypass, running from Fort Worth through Waxahachie to Terrell. In 1922, the planned route was extended to Cooper, but this became SH 39 in 1926. In 1928, the western starting point was changed from Fort Worth to Jacksboro. In 1933, the eastern end was changed from Greenville to Honey Grove, creating part of the current route. In 1939, the section from Jacksboro to Ennis was dropped as part of SH 34, becoming mainly US 287. In 1945 the route was diverted from Ennis to Kaufman, and then on to Honey Grove. In 1987 the route was extended from Ennis westward to Italy.
SH 34 has a regional importance, but with the further growth of the exurban area, the traffic pressure gradually increases. West of Ennis, a one-mile bridge over Lake Bardwell has been constructed, when this was completed is unknown, but at least before 1995. In 2014 a new 2×2 bypass of the center of Terrel opened, including a fairly long viaduct over the railway.
Between 2014 and 2016, a bypass was constructed along the south and east sides of Kaufman. Work started on October 17, 2014 and the bypass was completed two years later, the last section opened to traffic on October 19, 2016.
In 2018, an exploration began to build SH 34 between Terrell and Kaufman on a new route as a 2×2 divided highway.
Every day 1,300 vehicles drive between Italy and Ennis, 3,500 vehicles between Ennis and Kaufman, 7,700 vehicles between Kaufman and Terrell and 14,000 vehicles through Terrell. From Terrell to Greenville, there are 4,000 to 7,000 vehicles per day, peaking at 24,000 vehicles in Greenville, the busiest stretch of road. From Greenville to Wolfe City, 2,300 vehicles drive, then 1,000 vehicles to Ladonia and 800 vehicles to Honey Grove.