Texas State Highway 149

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State Highway 149

SH 149 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length33.9 mi[1] (54.6 km)
Major junctions
South end

Future I-369 / US 59 / Bus. US 59 at Carthage
Major intersections US 79 in Carthage
I-20 / US 259 in Longview
North end US 80 / US 259 at Longview
CountryUnited States
CountiesPanola, Rusk, Gregg
Highway system
SH 148 SH 150

State Highway 149 (SH 149) is a state highway that runs from Carthage to Longview in east Texas.


SH 149 was originally designated on March 19, 1930 along its current route, replacing SH 26A. On August 4, 1932, SH 149 was extended north to Daingerfield.[2] On June 25, 1935, everything north of Longview was cancelled (this section north of Longview was intended to be cancelled on August 15, 1933), but was restored on June 16, 1936.[3][4] The northern extension was transferred to SH 26 on September 26, 1939. On October 28, 1987, a loop around Carthage was completed, with SH 149 being routed around the western side of town along Loop 436. The old routing that entered Carthage was re-designated Spur 572. Loop 436 was cancelled on September 25, 1989 to remove concurrent mileage with SH 149.

Route description

SH 149 begins at an interchange with US 59 (Future I-369 corridor) on the south side of Carthage. Along the west side of the beltway around town, the highway becomes concurrent with US 79. At the interchange with Spur 572, the route leaves the beltway and heads northwest. It runs through Beckville and intersects SH 43 in Tatum. In Lakeport, near the East Texas Regional Airport, the highway intersects and runs concurrent with SH 322. It crosses over the Sabine River as it leaves town. At the intersection of Estes Parkway and Eastman Road, north of Lakeport, SH 149 splits from SH 322 and heads to the northeast. It passes under Interstate 20, only interchanging it with the north and south access roads. From there, it runs concurrent with US 259, heading through the east side of Longview. SH 149 reaches its northern terminus at US 80. The road from there continues north only as US 259.

Major intersections


Future I-369 north / US 59 north (Lasalle Pkwy) / Bus. US 59 (Shelby St) – Tenaha, Marshall
Interchange; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 369
FM 10 (Market St)
SH 315 (Sabine St) – Mount Enterprise

US 79 west / Bus. US 79 east (Panola St)
Interchange, south end of US 79 overlap

US 79 east (Lasalle Pkwy) / Spur 572 east (Cottage Rd)
Interchange, north end of US 79 overlap

FM 959 south
South end of FM 959 overlap

FM 959 north
North end of FM 959 overlap
Beckville FM 124 (Fairplay Rd)

Spur 152 east (Monroe St)
RuskTatum SH 43 (Johnson St) – Henderson, Marshall

FM 1797 west (Sterling Price St)

FM 782 south
FM 2906 east – Easton

FM 349 east
SH 322 south (Gardiner Mitchell Pkwy) – Henderson
South end of SH 322 overlap
SH 322 north (Estes Pkwy)
North end of SH 322 overlap

I-20 / US 259 south – Kilgore, Marshall
Interchange, south end of US 259 overlap

US 80 north (Marshall Ave) / US 259 – White Oak, Hallsville, Ore City
North end of US 259 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 149". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  2. ^ "Minutes" (PDF). publicdocs.txdot.gov. Texas Department of Transportation. August 2, 1932. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 29, 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Minutes" (PDF). publicdocs.txdot.gov. Texas Department of Transportation. June 11, 1935. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Minutes" (PDF). publicdocs.txdot.gov. Texas Department of Transportation. June 15, 1936. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2023.