TEXAS STATE HIGHWAY MARKERS

The state of texas has the most variety of state highway shields that any other state. Roads include park roads, nasa roads and farm to market roads. My conceptual sheild takes the existing Texas Toll highway shield and flips it placing the flag and the state name at the top. On Loop and other highways the state name is replaced with loop, spur, beltway, etc. depending on the highway. Click the links below to view the current and new concept markers.



PRIMARY HIGHWAYS/TOLL ROADS

Marker
Type
Primary State Highway & State Toll Road
Current State Highway Marker New Concept
State Highway Marker
Current Toll Marker
(No change)
Trailblazer
Guide Signs

The new Texas Route markers are a modification of the existing state toll road marker. The marker is essentially flipped vertically, the state flag and the state name at the top of the sign, and number at the bottom. For guide signs rather than using the standard white on black, the new concept state marker would be used instead.

LOOPS, SPURS, BELTWAYS

Marker
Type
Loops, Spurs and Beltways
Current Markers New Concept Markers
Trailblazer    
Guide Signs            

For state highway loops, spurs and beltways, the state name at the top of the marker would be replaced with loop, spur, etc. Markers for guide sign would also be updated.

OTHER STATE HIGHWAYS

Marker
Type
Business Routes, Park Roads and Special Highways
Current Markers New Concept Markers
Business Routes  
Park Roads
Old San Antonio Road
Nasa Road

The park road marker and Business routes would use the new shield as well. However instead of blue on white the marker would use green on white. Green would designate a difference between regular routes, setting them apart for business use, and for parks green is a logical park color. The OSR and Nasa signed routes would also have similar modifications.

SECONDARY STATE HIGHWAYS

Marker
Type
Farm to Market Roads, Ranch to Market Roads, and Recreational Roads
Current Markers New Concept Markers
Farm to Market Roads      
Ranch to Market Roads    
Recreational Roads  
FM or RM Business route      

Farm to Market, Ranch to Market, and other routes would remain unchanged on both guide signs and markers. The markers are iconic, using the Texas outline. Recreation roads would have a minor modification made to the existing shield. Instead of the letter "R" in the upper right it would be replaced with "REC."