The article describes the new Texas Reference Marker system which will include a reference marker on every farm-to-market and ranch road, state highway loop, spur, park road, U.S. highway and business route: 37,000 3- by 10-inch markers. The elements of the key include highway system, number, and suffix; reference number; and a number that specifies the distance from the nearest marker in miles and thousandths of a mile. This allows precise identification of any point. The markers, which will be placed approximately every 2 miles, will mark a specific physical location, not a specific distance between markers. The reference marker numbers are determined by a grid system with the nothernmost and westernmost points in the state designated as 010.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16-17
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Highways; Traffic signs
  • Geographic Terms: Texas
  • Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00602937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM