Highway Designation File

Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Current Description-Effective Date-Authority


Certified Mileage (Open to Traffic)
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FARM TO MARKET ROAD NO. 157

Minute Order 021215, dated 06/04/1945  (Date of Agreement)

From Mansfield to Grapevine.  New Designation.



Minute Order 021215, dated 06/11/1945  (Date of Agreement)

From Grapevine to Mansfield; and from US 287 via Venus to the Ellis County Line.  Extended from US 287 via Venus to the  Ellis County Line.



Minute Order 039026, dated 10/25/1955; Adm. Cir. 049-1955, dated 12/16/1955

From Grapevine southward via Euless and Arlington to US 287 north of Mansfield; and from another point on US 287 southeast of Mansfield, southeastward via Venus to FM 66 at Maypearl, a distance of approximately 46.3 miles.  (Tarrant, Johnson, and Ellis Counties)  Extended southeastward approximately 8.8miles from the Ellis/Johnson County Line to Maypearl.



Minute Order 077236, dated 04/14/1980; Adm. Ltr. 005-1980, dated 05/15/1980

From SH 121 in Euless, near Little Bear Creek, southward via Arlington to SL 496 in Mansfield; thence from a point on US 287, approximately 3.0 miles southeast of Mansfield, southward via Venus to FM 66 at Maypearl, a distance of approximately 41.8 miles.  (Tarrant, Johnson, and Ellis Counties)  New description; approx. 3.9 miles transferred to SH 121 and 0.6 mile returned to the City of Grapevine.



Minute Order 105686, dated 06/27/1995; DesLtr 03-1995, dated 06/30/1995
Minute Order 115371, dated 11/15/2018 (Rescinds Minute Order 105686)

Minute Order 105686: From US 287, approx. 3.0 miles southeast of Mansfield, southward via Venus to FM 66 at Maypearl, a distance of approx. 22.656 miles.  (Tarrant, Johnson, and Ellis Counties)  New description; mileage from SH 121 southward to BU 287-P transferred to UR 157.

Minute Order 115371 general description: Minute Order 115371 rescinds Minute Order 105686. The result of this rescission is the elimination of the Urban Road (UR) system. The Farm to Market (FM) and Ranch to Market (RM) roadways which were intended to be redesignated as Urban Roads under the provisions of Minute Order 105686 revert back to their FM/RM designations. Minute Order 115371 declares that the provisions of Minute Order 105686 were never implemented, and although the UR designations were in effect during the interim between these two Minute Orders, the affected roadways continued to be referred to by their FM or RM designations. Only the Highway Designation Files made reference to the UR designations during this interim period. Upon the passing of Minute Order 115371, the affected Highway Designation Files have been updated retroactively to reflect the FM/RM designations.

Minute Order 115371 as it affects FM 157: Any mileage that was previously described as "transferred to UR 157" reverts back to FM 157. This is retroactive to the date of passage of Minute Order 105686. The Highway Designation File (HDF) page for UR 157 has been removed. HDF entries for UR 157 have been transferred to the HDF page for FM 157 and revised accordingly.



Minute Order 109316, dated 06/26/2003; DesLtr 03-2003, dated 06/27/2003

From West Abram to SH 180, a distance of approximately 0.24 mile. (Tarrant County) (New Description) At districtís request, extended designation of FM 157 along a new location and removed the former location of FM 157, from Cooper St along West Abram and then along Collins St to SH 180, a distance of approximately 1.23 miles, from the state highway system.

Note: The above limits describe the locations of a removal and an extension, which in combination are the Minute Order action "rerouting on a new location." This Highway Designation File entry does not describe the full limits of FM 157.


Minute Order 114256, dated 04/30/2015

In the city of Mansfield, a segment of FM 157 was redesignated as BU 287-P, from US 287 southward to BU 287-P, a distance of approximately 1.4 miles. (Tarrant County) Redesignation (Partial Route)